I'm not surprised. Techdirt is full of trolls simply because Techdirt acknowledge piracy exists, and they consider it a rousing endorsement. They thoroughly believe the only reason this website exists is to promote piracy. The fact that mainstream news doesn't mention piracy only reinforces this idea.
It's too bad really. I was looking forward to Hood's future employment with the MPAA. I figured he was being groomed as Chris Dodd's future replacement. I hope his failure to destroy Google doesn't ruin his chances.
The high court of wolves said, "Of course the sheep can have justice. All it has to do is walk into our lair. If the sheep won't do that voluntarily, then obviously the sheep has done something wrong."
Considering what the U.S. has already done in New Zealand, the idea that New Zealand will offer justice makes me laugh. They'll hand him right over and let the U.S. rake him over the coals while Chris Dodd sends thank you presents to the DOJ.
Anyone limiting the power of rulers has the power to become rulers themselves. I'm not really interested in being ruled by corporations, and one of the primary roles of government has always been to ensure that businesses remain fair.
That's just it - most things created in this world do not need copyright protection nor do the creators want copyright protection, but it is the default for everything - like this comment for example. What's more, there's is absolutely no market for most things that are created and therefore no good reason to give most thing copyright protection.
It hard to respect a law that's so at odds with its purpose, which is to provide a market incentive for those few things which might serve a market.