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Originally posted by HarbingerOfDoom
Just a note, I was at a concert not too long ago and there were signs posted that said I was "ALLOWED" to photograph AND film the concert as long as it was for personal use and not being used for profit. I did film a portion and put it on youtube.
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
I know that we aren't entitled to free stuff, but I have to say, nothing is going to stop piracy. The entertainment industry is going to have to adapt. Musicians won't make millions just by making a decent album anymore. They are going to have to go out there, fill those stadium seats, sell the merchandise, meet the people, and be a star.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
wait...so megaupload itself was giving away copywrited stuff, or simply facilitated the use of their service for users that they chose to use incorrectly?
this is like blaming roads for a bank being robbed because a road was used during the bank robbery.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
Mr. DOTCOM as he will always be remembered
is a one of a kind internet businessman sensation.
He was ahead of his time, and anyone
to work with him was very lucky.
Hopefully kim only gets a year or two and
a few paper..
We need real internet pioneers like him!!!!
That apparently would only incriminate the road owners if they knew that the roads could be used for illegal activities and discussed such in internal e-mails:
Originally posted by David_Reale
reply to post by Question Fate
Remember, the roads are owned by the government. Maybe the banks should sue the government after bank robberies. Maybe we're onto something big here...
The moral of the story is that what you think is private communication, apparently isn't according to the big brother regime...and what you say can and will be used against you, even if you thought it was private communication.
The Megaupload case is unusual, said Orin S. Kerr, a law professor at George Washington University, in that federal prosecutors obtained the private e-mails of Megaupload’s operators in an effort to show they were operating in bad faith.
“The government hopes to use their private words against them,” Mr. Kerr said. “This should scare the owners and operators of similar sites.”
They had at least 50 million dollars, but that was seized. Who knows how much more they have?
Originally posted by theclutch
Hopefully they have a good stash of money saved up to pay for the best lawyers! If not, oh well.
Originally posted by clypso
I have been looking into the megaupload website and i found a live chat based on megaupload. They are currently in the process now of getting it set back up. There was a ip website they had up earlier im not sure if its still active. But i do know its not some phishing scam because theres no username login AT ALL. So im pretty sure its legit but i didnt wanna risk playing with it . In time thow it will be back. When they take down one we open up 10 more. Gotta love the internet > ; D
Anonymous members are distributing a link that ropes internet users into an illegal DDoS attack against these websites simply by clicking it. The link is being shared widely on Twitter and in Anonymous chat rooms, often with no context except that it relates to Operation Megaload. I clicked it a few minutes ago because it was being spammed in an Anonymous chatroom and found myself instantly DDoSing Universalmusic.com, my computer rapidly pinging the page with no way to stop except quickly closing the window.
The thing is, DDoSing is a criminal offense that could earn you 10 years in prison, if you do it intentionally. With previous versions of LOIC, participants had to acknowledge this risk and press a button labeled "fire." But now, it appears some enterprising anonymous member has retooled it so that it automatically fires if you click an unassuming link and leave a window open.