Isn't newzbin merely a warez aggregator?
Newzbin catalogs binary content posted on Usenet. Some of the content could be considered illegal, but a lot is indeed legal. I'd rather download *anything* off Usenet when the only official way to get some programs is through torrents (some Linux distros and other stuff).
Not saying that it's OK for paypal to do what it's doing, just saying that some of the people having trouble are doing shady things.
Here's another, more recent, example of Paypal's tomfoolery affecting a 100% above-board endeavor...The foobar2000 homepage used to
have a donation button on their homepage which allowed users to show their appreciation for the program by donating money through Paypal.
Now the foobar homepage no longer has this donation button along with the following posted:
The donation button has been removed due to PayPal being thieves.
Thanks to everybody who donated so far, your funds mostly got through.
to see the reason Paypal gave for seizing the money in the account of a freeware music player.
Paypal (and their parent company eBay) are punks, thieves, and bullies.