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Pirates at bay?

Even if the tide has turned in the crusade against Internet upload sites, content-protection watchdogs aren’t letting their guard down

I have been following the opera bouffe raid on Kim Dotcom’s rambling New Zealand mansion, which landed our blimpish German friend (birth name: Kim Schmitz) in a Kiwi jail. The raid’s purpose was to seize materials relating to the now-closed Megaupload piracy website, which Dotcom apparently ran out of Hong Kong, at an enormous profit to himself.

Then it dawned on me. Wait a minute - that’s my site.

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