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VIDEO OF JUDGE WHO BEAT DAUGHTER FOR ONLINE PIRACY GOES VIRAL

November 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Judge William Adams

A video of a Texas judge who meted out punishment to his daughter by beating her with a belt when he discovered that she had been illegally downloading copyrighted material from the web has gone viral on YouTube. The video, taken in 2006, was uploaded by Hillary Adams, whose father, Aransas County Judge William Adams, is up for reelection next week. She opposes his reelection and has contributed her name to a Facebook page titled “Don’t Re-Elect Judge William Adams.” The video instigated an uproar on TorrentFreak.com, a website that tracks BitTorrent usage for downloading copyrighted material. One reader posted, “Here I was, thinking that we filesharers weren’t like everyone else, that we didn’t succumb to the simple propaganda that everyone else does. Then I turn around and see this article. … Do we really need these strawman arguments? Do we really need to show someone abusive and make the implied statement that this is what all our opponents are like?” But another writer responded, “We don’t visit TorrentFreak to get totally unbiased reports or a neutral selection of topics.”