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Submission + - Crookes, RIAA, MPAA, ICE: 'linking is publishing' (p2pnet.net) 1

newtley writes: What do Canada's Wayne Crookes, the Big 4's RIAA, Hollywood's MPAA and brand new ICE agent Andrew Reynolds have in common? They all claim linking is the same as publishing. Crookes is using it to demand Canada's Supreme Court effectively shut down the net in Canada. With the RIAA and MPAA providing the 'initiative', the Obama government is using Andrews [read ICE — US Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to try to shut down innocent sites for, and on behalf of, Hollywood and Big Music. The sites are "accused of contributing to online piracy, and it was essential for the domain names to be seized without a trial and without giving the sites a chance to respond. Why? Such sites are destroying the US economy". Forget about legally appointed courts, proof or due process. Hollywood and Big Music rule.
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Crookes, RIAA, MPAA, ICE: 'linking is publishing'

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