greenleaves - 10:17 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
If someone sets up a domain solely to defraud someone there is no IP or freedom of expression, it's a crime.
You would defend a site set up for nothing but phishing?
I hardly think you would.
Actually I would defend the site. Because it is not up to pannels or burocrats to administer justice. This is not due process.
If the owner is found guilty of fraud, take his site. NP. But I'm never going to be ok with the government having the power to destroy an individual without him being proven guilty in a court of law FIRST. I mean, the MO that is currently being applied is:
Take everything away from someone, throw them in jail. Since a person with all assets frozen can't hire a lawyer, then:
Give them a public pretender... sorry, defender then:
Leave him in jail waiting for years until he strikes a plea bargain (look at Gary Caplan who spent over two years in jail without trial before he finally, pleaded guilty)
I'm sorry, but this to me is not acting according to the presumption of innocence. If the government can't handle due process because of the enormous amount of cases it handles, then the solution lies in correcting a overreaching legal system which deems normal civilians criminals for non-violent acts commit by adults under consent in the privacy of their own property.
Once you deem due process unnecessary (as with copyrights or the 'war on drugs exceptions'), you are going to have a hard time finding any moral ground to preach on when the things YOU find deer are not given due process.