I'm pretty sure when he says getting rich off the backs of others, he means the backs of the movie studios and music labels - not the people that actually gave him the money, who were willing criminal conspirators.
And Al Capone was a citizen of the United States. If you really wanted U.S. Justice to prevail around the world and catch murding SOB's, maybe we should have just extradited Stalin? After all, I'm sure he did business with the U.S.
Sorry, but using the law to avoid prosecution is the opposite of being a fugitive. Being a fugitive means running from the law to avoid prosecution.
You continue to insist that somehow using the law to defend himself makes him a reprehensible character. I agree that he's a reprehensible character, but not because of that. Anyone accused of a crime by a foreign government would fight extradition, and fight to have the trial in their own country. This isn't Kim being subversive.
If you insist that Kim is being subversive by using the law, then you'd also have to agree that the U.S. goverement is being subversive in the way it's been using the law. The difference is that Kim is supposed to be a criminal, while the U.S. Government is supposed to be virtuous upholders of the law.
You can't in all honesty argue against Kim's actions while at the same time giving the DOJ a clean pass, and that's the wholoe point of Techdirt's coverage of this case. If Kim's a criminal, who cares what he does to defend himself? It's the actions of a criminal. But the U.S. goverment is not a criminal, so we care very much what they do to prosecute, and it seems their actions are bordering on criminal as well.
If you have to behave like a criminal to catch a criminal, then there's no honesty or justice left. That's why everyone's upset about this - not because they lost a way to get free music and movies, and not because Kim is their hero.
Your faith in the U.S. legal system is impressive. It's as if the U.S. courts have never had over-hyped, media bait show trials.
But why should someone travel to a foreign country on the opposite side of the planet to defend themselves if they are not legally required to, and at this point, he is not legally required to. To do otherwise would be ridiculous.
I'm sorry, but using the law to defend yourself is not an admission of guilt. Your respect for the law depends entirely on who is weilding it. Everything Kim does legally is wrong, yet everything the good old U.S. Government does legal is right.
Nevermind that Techdirt's coverage of this case has NEVER been about whether or not he's guilty of anything, and always about the U.S. goverment's questionable actions in trying to prosecute him, and as in the case of this article, the questionable laws used to do it. Yet you and others always have to chime in that it's all fine because he's such an obviously dangerous and wanton criminal.
Driverless cars won't be allowed on the streets unless they're proven to be substantially safer than human drivers, which isn't a huge hurdle to cross. Auto accidents are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
Nobody believes self driving cars will be accident or fatality free, but it could substantially reduce the number of fatalities and injuries currently caused by human drivers.