MegaUpload shut down

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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:12 am

The problem here is that the government is using a scapegoat to justify an act of intimidation. Look at the timing: this is a big middle finger to the SOPA and PIPA protests, as if to say "we ARE going to take down sites our paymasters don't like, and pretty soon we won't even need a real reason, so get used to it".

Instead of thinking of all the illegitimate content on Megaupload -- and I will admit, there was plenty of it -- think of all the people hosting legitimate files on it who just lost everything. Think of all the copyrighted content on Youtube, much of which stays up forever and ever; why isn't it getting shut down instead? The part I like best: Swizz Beatz, the CEO of the whole organization, has NOT been arrested...who says you can't buy justice? TiAm2012-01-20 06:22:49
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:00 am

If you have uploaded any of the files for this forum on megaupload, you now have to re-upload it somewhere else because Megaupload was taken down by the FBI yesterday. Just thought some of you could need this information.

EDIT: Also for those that didn't know, this might not be permanent, this is like the TPB trials all over again. FBI going mad over piracy, Closes down the site due to press from the big companies, hacktivists strike down the FBI sites, news for next few weeks.

~Maximilian Omgitburns Morales

EDIT: Thanks for the move Kyatric.omgitburns2012-01-20 08:37:26
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:56 am

The US government have gone too far.
I lost some legal files on MegaUpload.
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:07 am

I'm not quite sure but I'm curious. Is MegaUpload somewhat affiliate/the same with MegaVideo? Cuz the way I see it, they somehow have the same template on their site. I think they are anyway.
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Yeah they're all from the Mega brand. Megaupload Megavideo MegaPron etc...
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi there,

The shuttdown of Megaupload was a serious loss (hopefully temporary, and at a Global range), even for those who don't use it. Because it's just the peak of the iceberg.

It opened a black hole, pulling all the filehosts sites inside, just waiting which comes next.

Hopefully, that Act will understand they're too wide by now.


PS.: Well... I'll study C2 meanwhile XDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:42 pm

Good riddance I say - and support the action by the police in my country (New Zealand) who've now got this slob behind bars only a few km from where I'm writing this. Who really wants to fund his obscene lifestyle?Velojet2012-01-20 20:48:38
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:05 pm

To tell you the truth, anybody who hosts a file storage server in a country like the US and does piracy on the side, is a complete idiot. You are gonna get taken down in the US at least, it might take a while but you will.

Anyway, the timing for this it's certainly laughable. With the SOPA and PIPA thing going on, the timing for this it's pretty obvious. I bet they knew about this for a while and they waited on purpose. It's just how a shady gov. like the US gov. works. Fear, intimidation and control. This is how they control the masses. Pretty sad that people actually fall for the gov.'s gimmicks.
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Post » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:55 pm

[QUOTE=TiAm]Instead of thinking of all the illegitimate content on Megaupload -- and I will admit, there was plenty of it -- think of all the people hosting legitimate files on it who just lost everything. Think of all the copyrighted content on Youtube, much of which stays up forever and ever; why isn't it getting shut down instead?[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Yep- think of that and get mad at the Megaupload people for being criminals. If they had done their job just like Youtube then this legal content would still be up.

If you own content and send a form to youtube saying that somebody uploaded it illegally then youtube will remove that content. Megaupload would simply ignore those requests- and that's why they are going to jail.

[quote]I bet they knew about this for a while and they waited on purpose. It's just how a shady gov. like the US gov. works. [/quote]Investigation was going on for 2 years.Cross_2012-01-20 20:56:30
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Post » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:01 am

I think this was handled in the wrong way.


Good products, better accessibility, better service. The internet has changed everything. The decline in physical media isn't going to be bolstered by eliminating file sharing.

Give this interesting article read:
http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/internet-regulation-the-economics-of-piracy/


But like all DRM schemes legitimate users are the ones burnt. You have to wonder at the collective value of legitimate content that has been cut off from copyright holders as a result of this one for all action.

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If you own content and send a form to youtube saying that somebody uploaded it illegally then youtube will remove that content. Megaupload would simply ignore those requests- and that's why they are going to jail.[/QUOTE]
I follow several bands that have had their uploaded videos and music tracks removed and accounts deleted from youtube multiple times because of false copyright infringement notices. I would say from the volume of videos they get it would be very hard to verify these things in a timely manner, if at all.Steven2012-01-21 07:02:48
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