Originally posted by SMF81
It IS legal to track our IPs for any reason if you are Homeland Security or the FBI. We do not have many freedoms anymore.
Really? I thought it was a violation of the Constitution of the United States, which NO ONE is allowed to violate. We're not a country if we pick and choose who the Constitution does and doesn't apply to. It doesn't work that way. You can BET that once the government breaks our right to privacy like that, people are going to sue. And they'll most likely win.
And then the government will probably issue restraining orders on the courts so their plans to throw illegal downloaders in jail will continue.
And then people will realize just how bad the power abuse is, and most likely do protests.
And then the protests will probably get so bad that either the government will throw everyone in jail and they lose all their money because no one will be left to do any buying, and the jails will all have been too packed to hold everyone.
And either way, the government loses.
...That's just my train of thought, though. It may end up becoming another case of The Pilgrims. You know, where they left England to get away from the oppressive government, then eventually went to America for a new life.
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