Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kim Dotcom turns lemons into lemonades

And in the process makes fools of the FBI and DOJ--and their masters, Hollywood and Obama--(a/k/a "HO" for short):

Well done, FBI, for helping Kim Dotcom achieve global fame | ZDNet: "Summary: Kim Dotcom turned the launch of a small, buggy, not-very-original New Zealand website into a huge global media event, but he couldn't have done it without the help of the US justice system and the FBI."

Kim Dotcom publicity analysis: US government bears responsibility | BGR: " . . . Dotcom knows how amuse people and make headlines. But none of these stunts would garner such attention if the FBI hadn’t helped New Zealand’s elite counterterrorism unit plan a raid Dotcom’s mansion while simultaneously making bizarre accusations that Dotcom had a “doomsday device” that was capable of wiping out all evidence of Internet piracy with the flick of a switch. These excessive actions have now become major publicity headaches for New Zealand’s government, Schofield writes, especially since “New Zealand judge Helen Winkelmann ruled that the police had acted illegally because its warrants — presumably constructed at the behest of the FBI agents — were too broad to be considered reasonable.”. . . it seems as though American officials’ decision to make an example of Dotcom has backfired spectacularly, making him into a folk hero for Internet activists who believe that our current copyright laws are overly favorable copyright holders and restrict creative freedom. . . ."

Overzealous, overbroad--will government EVER learn? Unfortunately, history tells us "no." That is why the wise have always maintained that government is best which governs least, and we, and government, need to continually remind ourselves of this timeless wisdom.

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