Legal Issues

by Mike Masnick

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cyberlocker, italy

Cyberlocker Blocked In Italy Hires Lawyer To Challenge The Block

from the censor-first,-ask-questions-later dept

Apparently, over in Italy, the latest overreaction to copyright infringement online resulted in police having the domains of 27 sites blocked at the ISP level. We're always nervous about law enforcement actions that involve such a broad-based attack on an entire site, especially when the sites are not given the chance to be heard in an adversarial hearing first. It appears now that at least one site, Rapidgator, has hired a lawyer in Italy to challenge the decision. Of course, in the meantime, the site is still blocked, which can be deadly for a startup trying to grow a business. Is it really that much to ask for a basic process in which a site is given the chance to respond to allegations before it's shut down entirely?

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    PaulT (profile), 25 Apr 2013 @ 2:32am

    Re: Re: Re: Looking at it from the wrong side

    "We're not paid shills, we're artists or people concerned about the rights of artists."

    Prove it. Oh, you people regularly claim to be artists, but you never state who you are and why you're really concerned. Half the points raised are just repeated fallacies and lies, the rest are personal attacks. Why are these comments always so fact free if they're honest concerns? That's the action of shills and fools, not honest people.

    Let's have an honest discussion, but you have to be honest first. Unfortunately:

    "On a blog run by a documented paid shill of the tech industry?"

    Repeating stupid lies doesn't make me trust your honesty. Even if true, who cares who runs this site? Unlike many sites (especiallythose run by pro-RIAA/MPAA shills), posts here don't get blocked or removed if they say something counter to what the owner of the site wants.

    So, let's have it, hoest discussion or STFU. Your choice.

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