So the U.S. Justice Department has no issues with Illegal Immigration and will not enforce through executive fiat immigration laws on the books today. I doesn’t see anything remotely wrong with the Voter Intimidation actions by the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia. But it does have issue with individual sovereign states who want to insure there are no voting infractions in their states by ineligible voters. And now the Holder Justice Department is all about making sure that the evil of internet piracy in beating back. While I do NOT condone copyright piracy, what the U.S. Justice Department is doing in the prosecution/persecution of MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom is beyond the pale. The Obama administration overreach doesn’t stop at our borders… it will go across international borders and place the full weight of the United States government against foreign nationals.
DotCom is accused by the United States of operating MegaUpload as a piracy enterprise and is fighting an attempt to extradite him from New Zealand to the U.S.
The United States accused MegaUpload, a once popular cloud storage locker, of being a massive piracy operation.
In the indictment filed against DotCom, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia said that by encouraging MegaUpload users to share pirated movies, TV shows, songs and other media with each other, DotCom made millions and was living like a Tsar.
I think I’d rather go with the opinion of someone who understands how file-sharing and internet “cloud” operations work than some politically appointed U.S. Attorney who thinks he knows what is going on. Here is what Steve Wozniak has to say about what the U.S. Justice department is trying to do here.
“When crimes occur through the mail, you don’t shut the post office down,” Wozniak wrote on Sunday. “When governments dream up charges of ‘racketeering’ for a typical IT guy who is just operating a file-sharing service, or accuse him of mail fraud because he said he had removed files [to alleged infringing content] when he’d just removed the links to them, this is evidence of how poorly thought out the attempt to extradite him is. Prosecutors are attempting to take advantage of loopholes.” (You can read Wozniak’s full statement here.)
With the recent setbacks dealt the Holder Justice Department, like the very important Roger Clements case, maybe they should reevaluate what they’ve been doing against this New Zealander. Wow you’d think there was nothing very important needing attention closer to home … like securing the borders… providing documentation in the Fast and Furious investigation, and so on and so forth…