the raid on kim dotcom’s home

While we’re on the topic of being paranoid, I watched with amazement the footage of the raid by New Zealand special forces officers raiding the home of Kim Dotcom, the head of Megaupload – a company whose domain names (amongst other things) were seized by the US Department of Justice based on an assertion that Megaupload facilitated mass copyright infringement.

Overkill is the first word that comes to mind. Two helicopters, a number of police vans, perhaps a dozen heavily armed officers (some landing by chopper) and sniffer dogs, all breaking down his door at the crack of dawn, while Mr. Dotcom and his family lay sleeping.

Worth a watch. And some serious deliberation on how we’ve ended up here.