Wait till they do it for criminal copyright infringement

FBI agents lured suspects using fake child porn hyperlinks | The Register

Her client is Roderick Vosburgh, a doctoral student at Temple University who was raided last February after allegedly clicking on one of the links. A jury found him guilty of illegally attempting to download child pornography and a separate charge of possessing a hard drive containing a thumbnail image of two naked minors. He could receive three to five years in prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for April 22.

The sting involved FBI agents visiting online forums allegedly tied to underage images and posting links where people could view illegal images. “Here is one of my favs – 4yo he with dad (toddler, some oral, some anal) – supercute!” one of the agent’s messages stated. “Havent’ [sic] seen her on the board before – if anyone has anymore, PLEASE POST.”

The FBI recorded the IP addresses of people who clicked on the links and obtained search warrants to raid their homes.

Despite critics’ claims of entrapment, the practice has so far been upheld in court. US District Judge Roger Hunt in Nevada concluded the operation constituted the requisite probable cause needed to justify the raid of another man who allegedly clicked on a link.

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