Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
The Courts Cloud Your Rights Online

US Government: There's Child Porn On the Megaupload Servers Judge! 375

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the depends-on-what-is-means dept.
Fluffeh writes "In the ongoing Megaupload saga, Carpathia, the company that hosted Megaupload, is in a tough pickle. The EFF wants the data to remain on the servers so that users can get legitimate data back, the MPAA doesn't want the servers back, because it will lead to piracy. Megaupload wants to buy the servers to get all the data, but isn't allowed to as that would have the servers leaving the court's jurisdiction. The U.S .Government won't pay Carpathia for the time that the servers are sitting idle and has a new song in its repertoire by announcing yesterday that the servers 'may contain child pornography,' which would render them 'contraband' and limit Carpathia's options for dealing with them."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

US Government: There's Child Porn On the Megaupload Servers Judge!

Comments Filter:
  • by Max Hyre (1974) * <mh-slash@@@hyre...net> on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:13AM (#39570545)
    The prosecutor's laptop may contain child porn, too. I vote we investigate its contents first.
  • To quote Lord of War (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Nidi62 (1525137) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:17AM (#39570567)

    Thank god we live in a world where suspicion alone does not constitute a crime

    Well....I guess we used to. I guess it all goes out the window when it comes to "piracy".

  • by SmallFurryCreature (593017) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:17AM (#39570569) Journal

    BTW, Bill Gates has tons of child porn on his computers and that is a fact, in fact most Republicans host and profit from child porn and I can proof it. They all own shares in companies that index the internet and when you do that, you are going to index child porn sooner or later. With the introduction of image search and the thumbnailing of said images on servers owned by the search engine companies such as Bing, these companies have child porn and serve the images to the world. Since these companies run their search engine for profit, they profit from child porn and so does anyone who has shares in them.

    By the same token, every ISP transmits child porn and every airline and postal company out there traffics in it too. Just recently a man in Hollland was arrested on a flight with childporn, since KLM did not refund his ticket, they profitted from the rape of children.

    Disgusting ain't it?

    Funny, that this kind of logic is never used in the US to hold gun companies responsible for gun crime. Maybe it is a clear message, pedo's just got to up their campaign donations.

    Did they try the old terrorist spiel yet? Can't be far behind.

  • by mapkinase (958129) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:18AM (#39570581) Homepage Journal

    How about the whole attitude of the governments in developed countries "to prevent" crime?

    It started with the recognition of the right of the shitty Middle Eastern state called "israel" to "preventive" strikes in the 70s, then the excuse to "prevent" something is used universally and pervasively through all spheres of government/private citizen interaction.

    Stupid speed limits (55mph) on highways, stupid laws on school buses, stupid TSA, the hunt for any Muslim who dares to estalblish Shariah in his own land by hand.

    If you, westerners, were worth a dime of your own beliefs you would fought tooth and nail to incorporate the following article in your man-made "constitutions":

    - government cannot limit freedom of individuals under a pretext to prevent crime

  • by Serpents (1831432) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:37AM (#39570757)
    The us govt claims there might be child pr0n on the Megaupload servers. I remember when they had proven beyond any doubt that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction so excuse me if I'm inclined to doubt their judgement.
  • by jythie (914043) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @09:50AM (#39570873)
    I don't know.. listening to the GoP/Tea Party rhetoric lately it sounds like they are making a go at that boogie man again. I have actually started hearing people singing the praises of McCarthy again and believe that he is being 'slandered in liberal history classes'.
  • "social retards" (Score:4, Interesting)

    by phorm (591458) on Wednesday April 04, 2012 @10:23AM (#39571209) Journal

    This is completely unrelated to the issue at hand... however it is relevant to the parent:

    A lot of people who commit crimes against children *are* people that have other mental/social issues. No, having such deficiencies doesn't make one an abuser, but it certainly doesn't disqualify somebody from being one either.

    Two recent cases in Canada:
    a) Randall Hopley (abducted a child)
    b) Allan Schoenborn (murdered his three children)

    They'd basically qualify as the types of socially-inept persons mentioned.

    While some people are good at masking it, one must be mentally ill in some fashion to commit such harm against a child. Often such illness manifests itself as awkwardness in other parts of life.

    Again, being socially inept (or mentally unsound) does not in any way make one an abuser, but at the same time it hardly excludes one from being such a person any more than does a businessman in a suit+tie.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!

Working...