Feds Shut Down Megaupload

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  1. cereal killer

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    Right on the heels of SOPA being killed the Feds 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 Associated Press broke the story and reported that the indictment accuses Megaupload.com’s owner of "costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content."

    The indictment also claims that at one point the site was the 13th most popular website in the world. Maybe there is some truth to the unlucky number 13 after all.

    Source: CBS Atlanta
     
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    ...and it begins.
     
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    See, this is what bothers me. The shut the ENTIRE website down. Not just mandating that they pull specific content. I know I've downloaded files hosted there that were not pirated, especially for my Android phone. This is what I'm afraid SOPA/PIPA will turn into.
     
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    If it can be abused, it will.

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    What's to stop HTC, Motorola, or whoever to claim that reverse engineering their software is an infringement on their copyrights and shutting all of these sites down?
     
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    Costing publishers even $1 is FOS. The vast majority of people who use pirate sites wouldn't have paid to access the content "legally".
     
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    That's a bummer. Out of all the similar file hosting sites, mega had the fastest download speeds for free users. (from my own recent observations)
     
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    and so it begins .. 4share will be next
     
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    That sucks for the people being charged...
     
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    To bad.. they were actually the fastest and i used them a lot for my business...
     
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    I wonder if Anonymous will have anything to say about this.
     
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    I wish they would just disappear. You don't fight injustice with whiny little rants, cyber terrorism and hiding behind masks like a bunch of cowards.

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    Wonder how far this will reach. Beyond sites like mega upload. Wonder if it will effect places like dropbox or even cloud storage.
     
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    Looks like it works pretty well .Hows voting for Ron Paul working for you. The media has all but written him off even though he is getting most of the support of voters. I say more power to them.Somebody needs to stand up for the plain american. Nobody else seems to be doing anything but complaining and that hasn't got us anywhere.
     
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    Well I was going to quote and agree with someone about how unfortunaye it is that I'll no longer be able to quickly access certain content from this site but I think the post got removed. A shame since the other ones are both slower and make the free users wait hours to download. Tsh...shut down Oron instead.
     
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