:doze: Well, this Michael Jackson case that’s been going on for ages now is really beginning to tire me. I found a very sound comment about it on fark.com (of all places!):
We (sic) can’t both parts meet in the middle:
1. MJ and Co. agree that he molested the kid and is sent to jail.
2. Kid’s mom agrees that they were conspiring to get money from wacko-jacko and that she knowingly sent him to neverland. She is awarded nothing, except jail time for child endangering.
3. MJ agrees to pay damages to kid. Money is never to be touched by Kid’s Mom and is put in a trustfund for living expenses/education until kid is of age. Kid is placed in a foster home and parents are given partial visitation rights.
4. MJ becomes a registered sex offender and is forbidden from approaching anybody under 18 without supervision, video surveillance and a Hannibal Lecter restraining suit.
Dang, I should go into law.
I have to agree with “casanuda” who posted this the other day. I think that he has come awfully close to the truth in this matter. There are too many things that point towards Michael Jackson being somewhat “unnaturally” attracted to young boys. However, there is also very much that points towards the fact that the family of the accuser (Gavin Arvizo for you who *still* think his name is protected by law or something) is a greedy bunch of rednecks, who willingly have put their children into the hands of Michael Jackson, solely to profit off a lawsuit.
Anyway, it’s a crying shame that such a talented songwriter and artist like Jackson has fallen this far down from his place at the very top of the entertainment industry some 15 years ago. Anyone who remembers “Thriller” and “Bad” knows that he was one of the best, if not THE best, artists in the world. What went wrong? What caused you to jump the shark and join the circus, Michael? 😥
Wow, the raid at the Swedish ISP Bahnhof last week has really made things heat up!
Here’s a meta-link providing total coverage of the story:
Well, well, well…. If you haven’t heard, there was a raid on a Swedish ISP a few days ago; read an English article about it here: http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/13/news/international/piracy.reut/index.htm
In short, the Swedish Antipiracy Agency (not as much an agency as a bunch of lawyers hired by the movie industry to seek out and terrorize everyone dealing in P2P and illegal downloads) had reason to believe that certain copyright violations had been made on a server that probably was located in the ISP’s server-room. They had a list of 4 movies and 8 songs that they were looking for; but instead of asking the ISP to tell the offenders to remove the violating files, they barged in on them unannounced.
And they didn’t find what they were looking for (“the server in question must be in another one of their locations”, a representative for the Antipiracy Agency reportedly said) – but that didn’t stop them from snooping around more in the ISP’s office and seizing four OTHER servers which they happened to find copywrited material on. This is an outraging breach of privacy and also a total misinterpretation and bending of the law. This has resulted in an uproar among not only Swedish “pirates” or P2P-users but also regular folks.
There is much talk in Swedish media today about the “Gestapo” methods of the agency in question; and how they have used all but illegal methods to extract information about file sharers and file servers. Some hackers hacked their site and exposed the rat behind the recent raid:
Some more articles: (All in Swedish!)
Oh, and just so that I don’t appear TOO biased, some articles from the major Swedish newspapers: