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Free Software Magazine caught in the 3fn shutdown crossfire

Jun 08, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

"Now, that's what 3FN has been charged for. And here lies the problem. They have been accused of very serious crimes, and as a result... they were sent bankrupt. There is no way a hosting company could survive a downtime of twelve days (that's how long the temporary injunction is). 3FN could be guilty or innocent. Or maybe a mixture of the two. In any case, they were executed without a court case, without a jury, without a way to defend themselves. This is the part that disturbs me.

"There /was/ a better way to handle all this. They could have shut down 3FN for 24 hours, and made sure that everybody knew why. They could have taken an image of the hard drives they knew were incriminated, and let them reconnect the network after that."

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