Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith (Ret.) is a former US arms negotiator and a cybersecurity and cyber policy analyst. In a live interview on Washington, DC's FOX-5 News, he commented on the FBI action against online file-sharing site Megaupload, which followed the apparent demise of two pieces of legislation - SOPA and PIPA - that were designed to address the same problem of online piracy.  Smith says the case against Megaupload demonstrates that legal avenues already exist for the prosecution of online pirates, and should be pursued. Click below to watch the interview in full.


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