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Indictment Charges Megaupload Site With Piracy

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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The irony is that I know murderers who did not face the time that these guys are!
If you pay your taxes and play by the rules you normally do not get any flack. These guys f'd up somewhere in the payoff protocol.

I look at them as dumba$$es with money. How do you not cover your bases if you know that you are involved in an illegal scheme?

I know a lot of them and believe me they are out there aplenty.

The name of the game is $$$$BLOW IT$$$$

If they did not do anything illegal then their respective councils will get them out of the hangman's noose....and if not?

They will be made CLASS A examples of by the United States.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by David_Reale
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Sorry, man. I didn't mean the previous post to be directed at you, more like the author of the article.

edit on 20-1-2012 by David_Reale because: (no reason given)


No problem. We are good!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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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.


Ask yourself this...

How does "personal use" translate into "public broadcasting"?




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:14 PM
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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.

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record labels make the money off cds, stars make their money touring. pirating cds does almost nothing to hurt the actual artist. why do you think certain bands have given albums away for free in the past



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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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.

dont.give.them.ideas.




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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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...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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Hopefully they have a good stash of money saved up to pay for the best lawyers! If not, oh well.

Even the guys in "breaking bad" who made meth found out very quickly that a good, corrupt lawyer will get you out of most everything! Did these guys who made megupload not watch some of the content that was "made available" on their own servers?

If I was gonna go the way of a corruptly viewed business I would seek legal counsel before anything else.

So if they didn't.......to bad so sad! next time, be smarter! as the napster guy who got charged. He came back and put his money and talents into facebook. And I guarantee you he has lawyered up to no end!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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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!!!!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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I never uploaded to Megaupload but had an account there, it bugs me that my e-mail will end in some fed database....



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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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!!!!


this !



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by David_Reale
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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...
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:

From the OP article:


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.”
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.

Oh and apparently you're now responsible for illegal stuff other people do, if you become aware of it.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by theclutch
Hopefully they have a good stash of money saved up to pay for the best lawyers! If not, oh well.
They had at least 50 million dollars, but that was seized. Who knows how much more they have?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 07:22 PM
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Our state and federal governments are spending all of this time, effort, and money trying to arrest and fine "supporters of piracy" instead of going after child porn sites, gangs, murderers, rapists or helping the homeless, working poor, drug addicts, etc. This is ridiculous!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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How much material was on mega uploads, It seemed like there were things on there that were infringing on copyright laws. Though I am firmly against the implementation of SOPA some may abuse copyright privelages such as the fair use act



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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Fat Grotesque Guy (hosting his bull scam in Virginia ?
) was stealing bucks from gullible, coward internetzers.

P2P still is free, and still forging the new paradigm. Stay tuned, sheeps.




edit on 20/1/2012 by Pr0sp3r0 because: ATS' soapy interface.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Wouldn't it be horrible if singing songs out loud, heck, singing the Happy Birthday song, would get you arrested because the tune and lyrics are copyrighted? And what is this going to do to libraries?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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...and what of Karaoke?



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Look into this mr. Kim Dotcom abit more, the founder of Megaupload and the sinister appearance of this aggresive behavior on behalf of MPAA funded copyright law's seems not so bad... This guy was the german equivalent of a wall-street shillster. He was a liar, and a cheat who got busted for insider tradeing back in 90's. Then he fled too Thailand and was eventually arrested and served time, apparently he claim's too have also been charged with hacking the US pentagons computer's during the gulf war of 1993 too view satelite images of Sudam's mansion's? which seems like a cover for his own ass IMO.

After reading these account's I would not be suprised if some of these "anon" attack's against the many differnt website's including those owned by the US government were not atleast in-part carried out if not orchistrated by well-payed individual's working on behalf of these Megaupload creator's and partner's??? Maybe even initiated by botnet's designed by Mr. Dotcom himself or the aformentioned highly paid free-lance hackers.
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 02:17 AM
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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



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 03:10 AM
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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


I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but still, I think you should read this:


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.


Source

Just be careful with the links you click

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