This could have been the case with megaupload bust. And the US Gov is not willing to reveal all the documents they used for the indicment of Kim Dotcom and his team just because they can't do that "Parralel Reconstruction"
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The movie was the first Spanish movie to be released at the same time on the Internet, DVD(without DRM), and Theaters(only 20 due to an exhibitor boicot, even from the ones of the current President of the Spanish Movie Academy). Due to a DRMless DVD released the movie was soon uploaded to the Internet as DVDRip but webmasters from sharing links site were prompt to delete any reference to the "pirated" versions as a recognition for the Director/Poducer efforts to explore new ways of Distribution.
The feature is nomitated in 3 categories for the Spanish Movie Academy Awards Goyas.
Yes we are praying for the administrative commission(Not a Judge in our case) of the Sinde-Wert law(our antipiracy law) to declare a blockade of the TPB. Thanks to our friends of PP-UK and PP-NL our reverse proxy is ready to enter into action. :)
Let's see what American Artists think of their industry when they will have to fight inch by inch to get back their copyright next year.
A law promulgated in '78 said that 35 years later(2013) the artists are legitimated to reclaim total control of their rights. For some the fight is already started and the industry is fighting back not to comply with the law.
Artist, in Germany as here in Spain are being scared off by the industry because they are selling them that we, Pirates as Citizens, are willing to pay them, what we want to get rid of are intermediaries whose business is over. Those are the ones that are STEALING the Artists. In Spain we have an investigation going on against high profile Directors of the SGAE(Spanish RIAA) for financial abuse, fraud and they have been arrested and indicted by a Judge on July, 1st 2011. Similar cases have arise also in Belgium(SABAM) and in Brazil(EDCA). In Spain the Civil society, through the FB Group "Manifiesto" born in the wake of the Anti Piracy law, "Ley Sinde" and the Internauts Association are the one that slowly reveals the bribery in SGAE, much of those citizens that fought for their Rights ad for the Rights of the ARTISTS are now in the Spanish Pirate Party.
The Artists are often misguided by the Vampires, as we call them here, those are the intemediaries that are the ones that really see their business sliding down to Bankrupcy while they try at all cost to mantain their "bloodsucking" business. We PIRATES want the Artist to be the one to take benefit of his work by reversing the percentages that are taken from them. That is REALLY for what we stand for and no for free culture(as in free beers)...We want a Culture FREE of parasites in benefits of Creators and Citizenship.
We don't want to eradicate Copyright we want to transform it and the proof is the (free) release of a book jointly written by Cristian Engström, one of the European MP of Pirate Sweden and by Rick Falkvinge, Founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. You can freely download it here or order a ondemand printed book here http://www.copyrightreform.eu/
I have lots of proof that that is what we really want but I'm not a Good Writer, but maybe Mike Masnick and the guys at TechDirt should invite one day Rick Falkvinge to explain what are really the goals of PIRATE Parties. Meanwhile you can take a hint by having a look at a TEDx conference given by Rick http://youtu.be/zsI3-IEWgFg
Stop thinking the "old way". Really we were compelled to be a "Party" and become "Politicians". It is fun to hack the system from outside the system but it is more usefull to hack it from inside. We may have proposals but it is up to the citizens to approve or throw them out. Until our main goals: Direct Democracy, full respect of Human rights, Government transparency, Privacy on the Net, Free access to Culture(not as "free beers")and proliferation of Open Source Software are not met there will be Pirate Parties. Once those achieved we will go back to a Citizen movement in charge of maintaining a permanent surveillance on what has been achieved so nobody could revert what has been gained.
There is a point we are missing I think in this document. If my understanging of english is good enough, it seems that the applicant of a patent will not be the one that will decide if it should go under the protection of a "Secret Order", that will be the USPTO that will take the decision if the patent is "economically significant" by doing so they will override the will of the applicant. I do think that is one of the danger of this "RFC".
First let me take the opportunity to thank Mike Masnick for mentioning me in his post and to salute my friend Anonymous Coward...long time no talk ;). I'm actually the Press Officer of the Spanish PIRATE Party and member of the National Board.