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RoflKnife 01-19-2012 12:03 PM

Megaupload shut down
 
APNewsBreak: Workers indicted at one of world’s largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com - The Washington Post

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Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.

The indictment accuses the company of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed Thursday, one day after websites shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Megaupload doesn't get back in business, all we have is Mediafire. Everything else is shit.

Ascherit 01-19-2012 12:10 PM

WHAT NOOOOOOO.

smh government

Kudaranai 01-19-2012 02:02 PM

Ugh, there goes all my backup files.

Ascherit 01-19-2012 02:18 PM

2012 is kicking off to a great start.

First SOPA/PIPA and now MU's gone. AND IT'S ONLY JANUARY.

WhatThePho 01-19-2012 02:27 PM

Makes you wonder why we need SOPA at all if they can take down MU without it :psyduck:

Marzai 01-19-2012 02:34 PM

I was just on that site not too long ago...

This happening in January. I wonder what federal douchebaggery they'll have cooked up for us next month.

MsSquid 01-19-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by WhatThePho (Post 1669308)
Makes you wonder why we need SOPA at all if they can take down MU without it :psyduck:

Without SOPA the entertainment industry needs the excuse of copyright infringement to get rid of things they see as a threat.

Torikakae 01-19-2012 03:38 PM

Why do morons with no knowledge of the internet continue to wield power over it?

WingedSylphe 01-19-2012 03:40 PM

Well from that news, Anonymous peeps took down (at least) the French HADOPI website (which is basically the "smooth" and lazy version of sopa in France) (Error)

Note that the law itself isnt really effective so to say in France. XD

MsSquid 01-19-2012 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by WingedSylphe (Post 1669342)
Well from that news, Anonymous peeps took down (at least) the French HADOPI website (which is basically the "smooth" and lazy version of sopa in France) (Error)

Note that the law itself isnt really effective so to say in France. XD

Anonymous took down Whitehouse.gov, The Department of Justice and a few other websites over this. They're super pissed. Also Swizz Beatz, a musician, is the CEO of Megaupload. Oh the irony.

kmelfina 01-19-2012 04:08 PM

Where am I now going to get my "Tales of" sound files now?! x_X;

Ascherit 01-19-2012 04:14 PM

Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline

Look at Anonymous go!

Cornflake 01-19-2012 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Ascherit (Post 1669355)

some of the sites listed seem to be working fine.

anyway this is fruitless. megaupload probably would have had a better time resisting the gubment if they hadn't used servers in the states. i fear for all the other file storage sites, i only lost like 800mb of stuff from megaupload.

Henreh 01-19-2012 07:15 PM

I believe Megaupload had their main servers in Hungary or some European country. It's a sad day..how to ddl pornz now!!!!!!!!

Yukipyon 01-19-2012 07:31 PM

Why are people getting all fired up about this? It's not like it's the first time the US Government shut down a pirating website.

Moonflow 01-19-2012 07:39 PM

It's probably the first time they have shut down a pirating website that people payed money to use.
The only big ones I can think of were torrent sites and no one ever bought a premium account for that.
Probably one of the reasons some people are so mad.

That and the timing with all this SOPA stuff.
just seems like the elite are really out for control.

Yukipyon 01-19-2012 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonflow (Post 1669446)
It's probably the first time they have shut down a pirating website that people payed money to use.
The only big ones I can think of were torrent sites and no one ever bought a premium account for that.
Probably one of the reasons some people are so mad.

Paying for a pirating website then getting mad when it gets shutdown. I don't know if just ignorant or trolling.

Moonflow 01-19-2012 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Yukipyon (Post 1669447)
Paying for a pirating website then getting mad when it gets shutdown. I don't know if just ignorant or trolling.


I've seen plenty of people complaining that they had time left on their premium account etc.
Seems like a reasonable explanation for why some people are mad.
I don't get how I'm supposed to be ignorant or trolling from drawing that conclusion.

MsSquid 01-19-2012 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Yukipyon (Post 1669444)
Why are people getting all fired up about this? It's not like it's the first time the US Government shut down a pirating website.

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Originally Posted by Yukipyon (Post 1669447)
Paying for a pirating website then getting mad when it gets shutdown. I don't know if just ignorant or trolling.

Because Megaupload wasn't just a pirating site. It had tons of legitimate content on it and people paid large amounts of money to have their files stored for personal use, back up and many other reasons. And then the government went and shut it down, obliterating all of the content on it.

Yukipyon 01-19-2012 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonflow (Post 1669451)
I don't get how I'm supposed to be ignorant or trolling from drawing that conclusion.

No no, that wasn't aimed towards you. I meant the people who are complaining about losing their premium pirating accounts. Sorry if I wasn't being clear.

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Because Megaupload wasn't just a pirating site. It had tons of legitimate content on it and people paid large amounts of money to have their files stored for personal use, back up and many other reasons. And then the government went and shut it down, obliterating all of the content on it.
I don't think that applies in this case, especially when the MU employees themselves were aware of, and even participated and profited from, said illegal activity.


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