Ross Ulbricht Convicted!

Ross Ulbricht

About a month ago I posted an article about Silk Road owner/operator Ross Ulbricht who went by the name Dread Pirate Roberts.

In a sad turn of events, Ross Ulbricht has been convicted on ALL seven counts levied against him.

“30-year-old Ulbricht was convicted of all seven crimes he was charged with, including narcotics and money laundering conspiracies and a “kingpin” charge usually reserved for mafia dons and drug cartel leaders….”  from Greenberg’s Wired report.

Ulbricht’s legal team said they are filing an appeal.

What this does is makes any and ALL webmasters responsible for the content of their site regardless of who uploads it. To some extent this may may a bit of sense… on the other hand it is impossible to monitor millions of users’ uploads and goings on. Of course, that may be the intent of the govt with their proposed “Net Neutrality” bill.

This case makes me a criminal if anything posted to my site is illegal. Think on that a while.

http://reason.com/blog/2015/02/21/vid-silk-road-online-freedom-and-why-the

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