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Megaupload shut down by Feds

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by acshen, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. rcoleman15

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  2. Uprising

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    Go Anon go!

     
  3. Yao11

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    Quote from Reddit:

     
  4. Acedude

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    Except this has nothing to do with streaming or superbowl. What they just did isn't even legal under SOPA, which hasn't passed. MegaUpload is a legit business that follows all the current DMCA copyright laws. It has a 4% reach, 180 million registered users, is bigger than Dropbox, and has the support of many musicians and artists. Now all those files, most of which are personal files belonging to individuals and companies, are gone.

    It's all about sending a message.
     
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    Because it's all about the ****ing money. ****ing corrupted government and lawyers. Time for Anon to attack these blood suckers.
     
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    ^don't post that **** in here.

    Very popular site both in the US, and globally. I am skeptical of the idea that websites like megaupload will become the new way to pirate things after they ban piratebay in the US.


    Yeah, that's how megaupload got all of those people to do the music video.
     
  8. Dei

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    Drop copyright protection related to piracy. Tax people for an artist dowry. Use the money to host artistic content and give money to artists who get the most downloads. Put into law that artists must register themselves with the system.

    Problem solved.
     
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    No word of this on Yahoo's front page, only on Yahoo news. You know which side they stand on. Microsoft and Yahoo want to **** on Google for buying YouTube.
     
  10. got em COACH

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    *sigh so much for World Wide Web. Our new address for google will probably be gwc.google.com (Govern Web Censor)
     
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    Read that Megaupload is based company in Hong Kong. How in the world does the FBI have jurisdiction to take down a company that's not even in the United States? Sketchy sketchy.
     
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    It's because they had a payment processor set up in Virginia.

    To sum it up, all of their advertising revenue is probably going to get seized because a small portion of people made an account and used their website for piracy.
     
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    You're assuming corporations like MPAA/RIAA will sit back and let it happen. They know they have an outdated system that's going the way of newspapers and magazines, but they have plenty lobbying money and will hold onto the current infrastructure for as long as they can.
     
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    Megaupload's founder actually looks like a crook:

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    Arrested on his New Zealand mansion.
     
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    He looks like a young Rush Limbaugh. Like before the orange tan, quaaludes and underage Dominican whores.
     
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    And the other sites will just be twice as careful, so I doubt the public's god given right to free p*rn is in any real jeopardy. ;)
     
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