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Odex - Are we punching below the belt?

I guess Odex needs no intro if you have been reading the news lately. But if you aren't following the news, perhaps you can checkout HWZ forum or the Wiki page.

A lot of people are following the Odex saga with great interest. I even joke with a few forum friends that we could actually skip watching Heroes season 2 and just read the Odex saga online for our daily dosage of entertainment.

The whole saga teaches us quite a number of useful lesson. The most important lesson I feel is never ever offend the internet community. You will be amazed by the things that they can do. The guys at HWZ managed to dig out tons of information about Odex and its director. They are even able to find his pictures, home address and telephone number. Its amazing what google can do these days.

OK, I'm not supporting piracy here. Neither am I supporting what Odex has done. I believe that Odex could had handled this better by first serving warnings before taking any actions. That big mouth director shouldn't ya ya papaya show off in forum that he is suing people. And suing a 9 year old kid is a no no. Look, he is just a 9 year old kid. Just let him off with a warning.

But even though Odex and its director are wrong, the internet community are no where near being saint. Yes, I support those helpful people who offer great legal advices. I support the everybody's freedom to express their displeasure. I even support the Odex CD recycling program. (Although sad to say, it was cancelled due to lack of leadership)

But I'm strongly against those who post the Odex director's pictures, home address, telephone number and personal details on the forums and blog. Yes, they are wrong, but that doesn't mean we should scoop to their level.

I'm not sure how long will this Saga last. Latest news was that Pacnet need not release the subscriber information to Odex. I bet this is not the end. But whatever it is, I hope everyone stop hitting below the belt. No point scooping to their level. Only dirty our hands. Wack them with a level of maturity

PS: I'm wondering if Pacnet will come out with an ads that say "We protect our subscriber's privacy better than Singnet and Starhub". Hahahaha....

It's just like the Wee Shu Min incident, people start digging up every thing they can find about the person and instead of attacking the argument, they engage in personal attacks.


Project_00: Yeap. Totally agree. We should be attacking the issue, not the person. :)

Look the old NKF case and most likely you will know when it will end.

Either Odex close down or the ganmen steps in.

I wonder if anyone would paint Odex's wall red as in old NKF Saga.

I think people see it differently from the old NKF saga. Odex is a business, not a charity, and this time no politicians involved, directly or otherwise. Hence no need for gahmen to step in :)


motd: Paint Odex's wall? I think their office is in a office building and there should be guards at the office. :P

project_00: Agree. They are quite diff from NKF.

Give the guys at odex a break. it's sad to know that there are ppl out there who do nothing but google their life away. & its "stoop to their level" not "scoop". *oops*

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