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Feds Shut Down MegaUpload, its founder arrested.

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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Our online woes are far from over.

Feds Shut Down MegaUpload

"One of the world’s largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.

An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy."



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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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NOOOOO!!!!!! Megaupload was so damn useful...



It's just like YouTube, they can't control what people upload. But as far as I knew, megaupload did try to remove copyrighted material when they found it. I've seen many messages on their website saying "sorry this file has been removed due to copyright notices".


Just checked and MU aint working for me.

I am so angry right now...
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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S&F my good man.
I guess other sites like Rapidshare will be next..


Looks like our "unknown" friends got a couple of shots in while no one was looking..


www.reddit.com...



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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Is MegaUpload located in the United States? Or is it international?

Did they shut it down the same way as others? I tried to visit the site but I couldn't get anything to happen at all. I figured I would at least see one of those red ICE/DOJ/IPR screens.

MegaUpload wasn't even bad compared to sites like PirateBay and Hulkshare. I suppose its all about where the websites are located...

ETA:

Looks like its based in Hong Kong, with its founders all over the world, including New Zealand. I'm surprised they could take down the site since its based in China...
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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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This is like arresting Martha Stewart for insider trading..

while bailing out the banks.



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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MegaUpload wasn't even bad compared to sites like PirateBay and Hulkshare. I suppose its all about where the websites are located...
ThePirateBay is different because they don't host any files, they merely index the torrent files so that people can know where to find peers who do have the file. If they could take ThePirateBay down, they would have done it a long time ago.

On another note, here's a interesting story from last year:

The popular file-hosting service RapidShare is not guilty of copyright infringement, the United States District Court of California has ruled. The ruling is an important victory for RapidShare, which has been increasingly targeted by the entertainment industries.

Last year, adult media company Perfect 10 filed a lawsuit against the leading file-hosting service, RapidShare. Among other claims, Perfect 10’s lawsuit stated that RapidShare was guilty of infringing the copyrights of many of its images.

The California-based company called for a jury trial in the United States to settle the issue. RapidShare responded by requesting that the case be postponed and transferred to Europe and heard under German law. This request was denied last month and the case went ahead in the United States.

This week the District Court of California rejected Perfect 10′s request for a temporary injunction. The Court stated in its ruling that as a file-hosting company, RapidShare cannot be accused of any copyright infringements. The ruling is a significant victory for RapidShare and the case sets an important precedent in the United States.

US Court: RapidShare Not Guilty of Copyright Infringement

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posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:49 PM
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www.fbi.gov... is down



posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by xavi1000
www.fbi.gov... is down


Probably related to this: After Megaupload Shutdown, Anonymous Hits DOJ, Universal Sites




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