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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:15 pm

... and so the madness continues....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16642369
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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:02 pm

To be fair, these file-sharing websites are filled with pirated content
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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:08 pm

No big loss, actually.
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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:14 pm

uh oh Who's next Dropbox maybe?.If things carry on like this there would be no more file sharing anywhere.They are going backwards not forward this time.
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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:16 pm

This is the important part of the linked news:

"It begs the question that if you can find and arrest people who are suspected to be involved in piracy using existing laws, then why introduce further regulations which are US-only and potentially damaging."

I hope US citizens will wake up before it is too late and fight SOPA...
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Post » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:17 pm

tulamide has the point. This is just another case of corporate america filling the pockets of politicians to get their own way.

sad day.
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:38 am

While it sets a really bad precedent, I can't say I'll miss MegaUpload... loads of ads and obnoxious fake "wait for server to be ready..." messages. Hopefully now everyone will move to Dropbox which does the same thing but without the obnoxiousness :)
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:51 am

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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:55 am

I don't particularly care that MegaUpload has been shut down, but what I am concerned about is it could be a foot in the door for other similar actions on other sites.
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:22 am

[QUOTE=tulamide]"It begs the question that if you can find and arrest people who are suspected to be involved in piracy using existing laws, then why introduce further regulations which are US-only and potentially damaging."[/QUOTE]Because the servers were running in the US and the owners were in countries with copyright laws and extradition treaties. SOPA is about people hosting content say in China where nobody can touch them.

Noteworthy point is that MegaUpload has been violating the DMCA safe harbor provisions, i.e. they did not take down content that they were told was infringing copyright. So.. good riddance.
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