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Why you should be outraged about the MegaUpload arrests

Popular file-sharing website Megaupload shut down:

Normally when the internet as a whole is outraged about something I’m usually the first person to piss on the internet’s Cheerios. Now, being the grim spectre of truth that I am, I’m going to tell you why you should be outraged over the arrests of the MegaUpload officials.

For those of you not familiar with MegaUpload it was a site where you could share large files with someone. For example my brother and I are working on a project we hope to put on YouTube. He records the video and I edit it. Since he’s in New England and I’m in the South a site like MegaUpload could have helped us in getting the large video files to each other. Of course some of the users of MegaUpload used it to trade pirated materials such as copyrighted music and movies.

Yesterday the Department of Justice arranged to not only have MegaUpload.com shut down but they’ve had most of the company officials arrested. In their indictments they say that MegaUpload has cost copyright holders five hundred million dollars. That’s $500,000,000.

Here’s why you should be outraged. The company officials that have been arrested were arrested in New Zealand. Last time I checked New Zealand was not a U.S. possession. Not only that but the arrestees have been denied bail.

Let me break this down for you. This is obviously being fueled by the RIAA and the MPAA. I mean how else would the DOJ come up with such an arbitrary number as $500M? Apparently those groups are powerful enough to have their tentacles in the governments of two different countries.

If the crime was something along the lines of murder the international extradition would be tied up in red tape for years. For example take the case of Ira Einhorn. In the late 1970s he killed his girlfriend Holly Maddux. He fled to France before he could be arrested. He was finally arrested in France in 1997 but France wouldn’t extradite him to the U.S. until the death penalty was taken off the table. He was finally brought to the states in 2002 after the US acquiesced to France’s demand and he wasn’t even a French citizen.

Now New Zealand is more than happy to ship some of their citizens to America in the express lane over file sharing. This is a massive abuse of power. The manpower and money being used to bring these people to the US could be better used at home to capture murderers, rapists, child molesters and human traffickers. Instead the DOJ shows that it’s in the back pocket of entertainment lobbyists.

Here’s your true global conspiracy.

Einhorn Trial

Einhorn testifies at own trial:

So Einhorn says that he didn’t kill his girlfriend in 1977 but the CIA was trying to frame him for his research into “psychic warfare”. Here’s what happened. Neighbors of Einhorn complained about the stench coming from his apartment. Police then found Holly Maddux’s body in a trunk in Einhorn’s closet. While Einhorn was home if I remember correctly. Even the biggest of conspiracy theorists have to say that this is a stretch.

Why I Hate France

One of the reasons I hate France:

Ira Einhorn was a hippy guru from the 70’s. He was arrested for killing his girlfriend Holly Maddux in Philadelphia in 1979. Her remains were found in a steamer trunk and had obviously been there for a while. He fled the country. He was tried and convicted in absentia. In 1997 he was arrested in France, but there’s a catch. We couldn’t get him back unless we promised not to seek the death penalty and grant him a new trial.

What business is it of France to tell us how to treat our criminals? If anyone deserves the death penalty its Einhorn.

He also claims to have invented Earth Day. So that’s one more reason not to like Earth Day either.