Topic: Technology

Kim Dotcom on trial: Should internet piracy be stopped completely?

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Discussion started by Jeff Moskowitz:
Kim Dotcom's site Megaupload was responsible at its peak for 4% of the world's internet traffic. It was the latest in a string of Napster-like free exchange sites, where any content that any user uploaded (from any source) was available to all. Do all sites like Kim's need to be shut down or should we be more tolerant of piracy in the internet age?
Background article: Megapload and the twilight of copyright Kim Dotcom's business facilitated more online piracy than the mind can conceive. Yet it might have been legal. How did we get here? Is there any way out? ... Read more