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PostSubject: Feds close megaupload   Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:40 pm

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

An 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 Web sites shut down in protest of two Congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

Megaupload.com has claimed it is diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material.

The indictment says that at one point, Megaupload was the 13th most popular Web site in the world.


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Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.

The Hong Kong-based company listed Swizz Beatz, a musician who married Keys in 2010, as its CEO.

Before the site was taken down, it posted a statement saying allegations that it facilitated massive breaches of copyright laws were “grotesquely overblown.”

“The fact is that the vast majority of Mega’s Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch,” the statement said.


Source- New York Times

Original article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/technology/indictment-charges-megaupload-site-with-piracy.html

More info on the charges can be found here: http://techland.time.com/2012/01/19/feds-shut-down-megaupload-com-file-sharing-website/
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:06 pm

News update! Anonymous retaliates against Dept. of Justice and Universal Music on behalf of Megaupload!

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After a Department of Justice-executed raid today on the file sharing site Megaupload, hackers aligned with the online collective Anonymous have shut down the websites for both the DoJ and Universal Music Group, the largest record company in America.
Both universalmusic.com and justice.gov went down on Thursday afternoon, less than hours after it was revealed that Megaupload had been brought down by federal authorities and four people linked to the site, all outside of America, were arrested and charged with a conspiracy related to copyright infringement.
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.gov,” Anonymous operative Barret Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.
Brown adds that “more is coming” and Anonymous-aligned hacktivists are pursuing a joint effort with others to “ damage campaign raising abilities of remaining Democrats who support SOPA.”

http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:18 pm

wow, that's really messed up. all this craze over anti-piracy laws just make me want to go and pirate things just to spite them. for god's sake, just let people do whatever the hell they want online.


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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:47 am

what is sad about this is that it affects all the anime we watch on MV...so now we have to find other places to view it...sad thing is...i just bought a 6 month subscription and paid for it...just last month...i dont think i will be getting my money back Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:51 am

No more MegaPorn!?!?!? D:
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:59 am

Nope. All gone vipe.
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:28 pm

ugh... now when aw comes back, we're going to have one hell of a time finding mirrors. megavideo was great in its own way, a lot of other sites aren't available in as many countries as megavideo was. x.x


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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:13 pm

i guess we will have to do what we can...other anime sites are replacing as soon as possible...maybe by then it will be better to find other sites to upload...
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:24 pm

I dunno if it's related, but after going to Filesonic I get this... D:

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All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.

If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager.
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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:22 pm

It is related.
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Summary: Only days after the Megaupload website was taken offline by U.S. authorities, similar businesses are scrambling to protect themselves before any action is taken against them.

File-sharing site FileSonic has announced that it is has disabled “all sharing functionality”, and that its service can “only be used to upload and retrieve files you have uploaded personally”.

The company’s Facebook page has also disappeared. According to users on Reddit, it is believed that many accounts and files were deleted today.

It is thought that this measure has been put in place in response to the wider crackdown on file-sharing sites by U.S. authorities.
Read the whole thing here.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/filesonic-shutters-another-file-sharing-site-bites-the-dust/67670



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PostSubject: Re: Feds close megaupload   Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:53 pm

i have to wonder what will happen to all the sites that use all these types of files...i was on another site and a few already have had a mass deletion of videos..i hope there will be another way of watching anime besides buying it >.> not that i mind...but hell thats alot to buy...O.o
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