Former Federal Judge Calls US Prosecution Of Megaupload 'Really Outrageous'
from the good-for-him dept
Having looked over the details of the case, he's speaking out against it. According to an interview he did with David Kravets at Wired:
“It’s really quite outrageous, frankly... I was thinking the government hadn’t learned to be discreet in its conduct in the digital world. This is a perfect example on how they are failing to apply traditional standards in the new context.”When it comes to the government's insistence that users can't get their data back, Sofaer is quite troubled:
“That’s a dangerous road,” Sofaer said.I can't wait to see our usual critics explain how this former federal judge is just a pirate apologist who doesn't understand the law.
He suggested that the government hasn’t quite caught up to the digital age. He doubts the government would take the same position with a bank it seized.
“Of course they would help customers get back their deposits,” he said. “But think about this new world. You can see very clearly that the government is acting in a manner that is indiscriminate.”