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The Netherlands Buckles to Post 9-11 Copyright Hysteria

09/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The website Mininova, one of the freedom fighters for free speech and innovation in the land of permissiveness, progressive politics and tolerance -- the Netherlands -- is getting harassed by a scared Dutch government kowtowing to the post 9-11 civil- and human-rights-infringing, copyright-cartel lobbyists in Washington and Hollywood.

The Dutch download site has been ordered to stop linking to files with copyrighted material:

The ruling was the result of a complaint by the Brein foundation, which represents the entertainment industry in the Netherlands. Brein says Mininova, a so-called torrent site, provides links to thousands of movies and music tracks that can be downloaded without the consent of the copyright holders.

Whether it's Switzerland violating its own banking laws to appease America and its desire to install a Goldman Sachs toll booth attached to every financial transaction around the world, or Britain appeasing the copyright cartel, the world seems incapable of resisting the onslaught of free speech-and-innovation-suppressing lobbyists and monopolists who try to put every piece of intellectual property ever conceived behind corporate fire walls.