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Old 05-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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I thought the U.S. established this dept solely to protect us from the terrorists, right? Well, go to this link and tell me what do you think?

http://www.elitetorrents.org/
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The site was shut down by US Department of Justice and FBI who do work in this field against specified illegal material. This was part of an investigation. There are other laws in this country that need to be enforced. Elitetorrents.org was shut down because it violated US federal law. Violating the law will not be allowed because you want us to focus solely on terrorists. We must focus on all law breakers. Those who promote such activity will not be given a free ticket, because you happen to think the US Government should only focus on terrorists.
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The site was shut down by US Department of Justice and FBI who do work in this field against specified illegal material. This was part of an investigation. There are other laws in this country that need to be enforced. Elitetorrents.org was shut down because it violated US federal law. Violating the law will not be allowed because you want us to focus solely on terrorists. We must focus on all law breakers. Those who promote such activity will not be given a free ticket, because you happen to think the US Government should only focus on terrorists.
Shutting down Elitetorrents, will not stop jet aircraft being flown into buildings and killing people either...
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That was here in San Diego. It was in the local news last night.
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Shutting down Elitetorrents, will not stop jet aircraft being flown into buildings and killing people either...
I never said it would. Nice one on the emotional fallacy.

I said it would help stem the tide of industrial sabotage (violating copyrighted software). Committing industrial sabotage is a crime in this country, and like any other crime from tax evasion to murder it'll get prosecuted.
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I never said it would. Nice one on the emotional fallacy.

Like ya, it's one of those ad nauseum thingies...
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You need to control your attitude and stop personally attacking people.
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is that for real?

the US statedepartment should really employ some better web designers!!!

At the end of the day the site users were breaking the law, and the site should have been shut down...
I do find it a little disturbing though... (and yes this is an emotional argument)...

but whilst there are still people running around in places all over the world waiting to kill hundreds and thousands of people. the departments have bowed to the preassures of hollywood and started to go after the easy targets (kids downloading movies), rather than the gun toting maniacs...
It was obvious it'd happen... it was in the news on the day of release of star wars episopde 3 that it was already available for download all accross the internet... it was only a matter of time before the law enforcers would be bullied into taking resources away from more important issues to protect the wallets of the hollywood producers...
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lol... go wombat go!

j/k.........

they are usefull though those sites... good place to get music from...
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Hmm, is it a joke? It doesn't look profesional or anything.

It is an iframe to the IP 192.31.21.68 , which is registered to 'San Diego Supercomputer Center '
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