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Indictment Charges Megaupload Site With Piracy

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by mossme89
Anonymous is exploding on Twitter! They're taking down sites left and right and even got 1,500 followers in 10 minutes! Wow, they are pissed. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I think the FBI, MPAA and RIAA might have just fired the first shots of the Internet war. I can't believe this is actually happening


twitter.com...#!/AnonDaily
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I wonder if this is going to cause more support for SOPA in the long run?



You can be sure of it. Forget about Obama, Hollywood and the crying and moaning about lost revenues - this is a PURE POWER GRAB. The internet is the last place people can come and talk, and research - without the powers that be poking their nose in. The elite want the internet contained, ASAP - people say that billions in revenue would be lost if the net is shut down. They don't care, this is more about power then money.




posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Good thing I'm downloading all the games I bought. Least there be something for me to do when the internet take down happens.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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www.bmi.com now down, with DOJ that's 9 websites down so far on my list



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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Once (or if) the internet gets shut down, you can be sure the plans for a NWO will be ramped up. People wonder when TPTB will let the steam out of this fake economy, well wonder no more.

No one would have any clue of what is going on out in the world, except for what the puppet masters want you to hear on the garbage mass media outlets.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
Mega-Upload wasn't free.
They charged you membership to use the site.


That IS a key point but any site that gets ad revenue or donations is in the same boat. FBI is not very likely to bust little guys, but the little guys will see the big guys going to jail and go hide under a rock



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:40 PM
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finally something anon does that i can agree with



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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So the jist of the thread is they can't steal....

Yes Government is evil making you pay for goods and services.

But...for full disclosure i borrowed a lot of content that was too much of a headache, too many codecs too crappy quality to even bother.

Since Clouds and online streaming and movie downloading services are offering more content at cut rate prices don't know what the big deal is.

Spending hours downloading and streaming when a person can go to Amazon on Demand and what any movie for $2.99.

On their PC's,the bluray players,the game stations oh the horror the horror.

The future is online digital content we had the beta max,vhs,cds.dvds and bluray that are still around today but online piracy has driven the digital content market.

Peoples wants to get content from the comfort of their home instantly led us here i will say it is about the money it always is.

They want their money for creating the content and the majority want that content for free.

i know who the evil ones are here none will ever admit it.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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you may also like this one where they targeted child porn hosters

The “hacktivists” are targeting web host Freedom Hosting and accusing it of knowingly hosting child pornography.

mashable.com...



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by sweetnlow
I hope you know that all SOPA is about is to eliminate you from having the ability to communicate over the internet to your friends


Me and my friends did fine before the internet came about. We used telephones and CB radio to get together for events and actually went outside and
DID STUFF in the real world.
And then along came local BBS systems. They were great because they were served locally from someones house. Limited to # of phone lines to be sure, but the bonus of being local meant you could actually get together with like minded individuals.

In fact that is how I ended up in the Medieval world


We still do this.. actually go outside
but today the ipods internet video games and chat rooms have everyone hidden in their caves..

Maybe shutting it down is a GOOD thing... people will actually be able to socialize in the real world, not hiding behind an avatar


(But yeah my Crown IS real
)



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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i honestly cant wait to see what happens with this crap.

I can see it now. millions of people try to get online and see a fbi page saying that the internets been shutdown for the time being due to terrorist activities. 5 minutes later there are violent riots in the streets and fbi buildings on fire across the country



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
If Scrib'd analyzed its customer files daily than I suppose they would be responsible. But if you bring something illegal to the gym, put it in the locker, is your gym responsible? or you?


The gym is storing it unknowingly, not redistributing thousand of copies. However Scribd CAN see inside that locker and if they then knowingly redistribute it, yes they are responsible

A pawn shop someone mentioned earlier is required to take clear rights of ownership ie drivers license of the person pawning. If they get caught with stolen goods that they cannot account for... then yes they are liable and will lose their license

In practice there is however no way for cops to police all of their activities.

With the internet however it would take me 10 minutes to find a hundred violations with an address attached



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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No, the jist is they are going to shut down the net - megaupload is just a start. This has NOTHING to do with copyright.



and fun fact, Viacom and other corporations were some of the ones who made file sharing software!



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Nope the net won't get shut down it will just be like China's censored content and sites "not deemed legal" will be gone.

What people should be concerned with is the "Fairness Doctrine" under the guise of "stopping the piracy".

Interesting note here is those online services such as netflix et al are only available in the us other countries can't get them.

So in a sense we are already there.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by MastaShake
. 5 minutes later there are violent riots in the streets and fbi buildings on fire across the country


And 5 minutes after that the drones and riot cops and FEMA camps come into play and Marshall Law is declared



Remember Kent State when the troops shot students..
Remember McCarthyism



Long live the 4th Reich
(At least I still speak German... just in case
)



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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On another note, Megaporn is also down.

It's like someone said on a message board:
"You can take our homes
You can take our freedom
But GOD help you when you take our porn!"
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by boncho
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But it's required to bring more people in front of the courts?

I'm really starting to wonder what the outcome of SOPA is given that they are making such massive takedowns as it is. For the people involved in this site, they are facing some pretty serious consequences.

The real scary part, is that if SOPA is used to go after common people who aren't running large scale file hosting sites, will it be used to put away non-violent offenders to build the prison population, as has happened with other criminal legislation?

I think the last one is one of the most important questions that could be asked about the issue.


i dont think we have ever shared a common view on anything...till now

who distrubuted the original copies of lime wire kaza bit torent ect?

if everyone was at risk the acual movie industry would be dwarfed by the size of the legal fees payed out.

if the software was designed from the outset to "expose people and predispose people" to become pirates,
then it is the software distruber that is liable.

who released the seeding style software?

arnt they at fault for criminalizing a large percent of the population?
by supplying the infrastrucre and ability to proliferate a system predisposed to illegal use?

why are they attacking the USER and not the acual source?

xploder



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by MastaShake
. 5 minutes later there are violent riots in the streets and fbi buildings on fire across the country


And 5 minutes after that the drones and riot cops and FEMA camps come into play and Marshall Law is declared



Remember Kent State when the troops shot students..
Remember McCarthyism



Long live the 4th Reich
(At least I still speak German... just in case
)


you have the wrong language bro, might want to pick up on some hebrew



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Well, people should be EXTREMELY concerned about that. Tomorrow, sites like this might be gone.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Well that really puts a damper on this post of mine that I posted my record of my findings (not copy-written). I used MegaUpload to host those recordings and have never used it for anything further. Easy come easy go I suppose.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Megavideo is down....



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