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US DOJ Claims It Did Not Entrap Megaupload 246

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from the when-all-you-have-is-a-sledgehammer dept.
angry tapir writes "The U.S. Department of Justice did not mislead a court and attempt to entrap file storage site Megaupload on copyright infringement charges, the agency said in a new filing in the case. Megaupload's charges that the DOJ conspired to entrap the site on criminal copyright charges are 'baseless,' an official with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia wrote in a court document filed last week. Earlier this month, Megaupload filed court documents saying that in 2010 the DOJ asked the site, through its hosting vendor, to keep infringing files as part of a DOJ investigation, then later charged Megaupload with copyright infringement."
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US DOJ Claims It Did Not Entrap Megaupload

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 14, 2013 @08:47PM (#42587945)

    Comparing a case of cheating with what the DOJ did, is like comparing a case of matrimonial beatings to Hitler himself.
    Bit over the top, don't you think?

  • Re:Huh? (Score:5, Funny)

    by An Anonymous Coward (236011) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @01:57AM (#42589133)

    Try it, call the police up sometime and report that your car was broken into... or your house... they may show up sometime in the next 12 to 48hrs... maybe... in my city you get to file a report over the phone to an answering machine. Then try calling them and telling them you've got an once of pot. You'll have 3 squad cars in your driveway in under 5 minutes. Welcome to American indeed.

    Reminds me of a humorous story many of you are probably familiar with:

    Going to bed the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things.
    I phoned the police but was told no one was in the area to help. They said they would send someone over as soon as possible.
    I hung up. A minute later I rang again. 'Hello,' I said, 'I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don't have to hurry now, because I've shot them.'
    Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.
    One of the officers said: 'I thought you said you'd shot them.'
    To which I replied: 'I thought you said there was no one available.'

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