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Encryption won't prevent a repeat
Authored by: Wol on Thursday, June 20 2013 @ 08:52 AM EDT
The problem (from Dotcom's p-o-v) was that he couldn't pay the owner. Because
the Feds had "stolen" his money.

What would you do if the Feds froze your bank account? Just because you've got
plenty of money it's no good if you can't spend it. Dotcom didn't bank on his
money being locked away where he couldn't get at it - and why should he?

Cheers,
Wol

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Encryption does prevent a repeat
Authored by: jbb on Thursday, June 20 2013 @ 09:44 PM EDT
The feds can no longer claim Dotcom is knowingly aiding copyright infringement because Dotcom does not keep the decryption keys. That's the beauty of his new plan. From some perspectives, such built-in immunity makes if vastly superior to the Pirate Bay model. Think about it for a second, the Pirate Bay keeps running afoul of the law even though they don't host any data while Dotcom has come up with a way of actually hosting data without running afoul of the law.

You seem to blatantly ignore the fact that Dotcom was cooperating with the feds when they launched the illegal raid on his house. They used his cooperation as the basis of their trumped up charges against him. How you can blame Dotcom for all of that is mind boggling. It's like someone gets intentionally run over by a car and then you blame the victim for not keeping their scheduled appointments. What's worse is you blame his business model for the missed appointments while you blithely ignore the fact that he was just run over.

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