In the never-ending quest to demonstrate that Canadians aren’t some uber-polite alien species, The Volunteer‘s M.J. Sheppard offers a great “little” rant about copyright law and the recent MegaUpload arrests (editorial discretion mine):
Hey, you know what really bothers me? When one country figures that laws passed by their legislature apply to the entire [expletive] world.
You know who the leading proponent of that idea is? The United States. That’s right, a nation that refuses to recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court because it might place their citizens, soldiers and scumbag politicians in legal jeopardy has no issue whatsoever with applying its laws on foreign soil.
It started with the War on Drugs, which dovetailed nicely into the War on Terror, and now American copyright law is being applied extraterritorally.
…What I want to point out is “who in the [expletive] is the United States to shut down a Hong Kong-based company and arrest folks in New Zealand based on the whimsy of [expletive] [expletive] like Chris Dodd, formerly the United States Senator from CountyWide and currently the president of the MPAA?” And make no mistake, this is all about the infinitely power-drunk and suicidally moronic desires of Washington’s lobbyist [expletive].
You can read the entire, expletive-ridden post here.