Feds Shutter Megaupload, Arrest Executives

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Dermot7, Jan 19, 2012.

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  1. J_L
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    Goodbye file sharing, all thanks to the government's fetish for (mind) control and sucking up to big companies.
  2. Hungry Man
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    Oh, definitely not goodbye. It's just a bit more difficult (though barely.) Torrents are still here, private trackers, and of course Usenet, which isn't going anywhere.

    This got rid of easy-to-use video streaming for a while/ mainstream pirating only.

    edit: Premium megaupload for a year was ~70 dollars iirc. Using Usenet is only slightly more expensive and vastly superior by almost every metric.
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  4. J_L
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    Nice image, too bad it's becoming so very realistic.
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  6. Ranget
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    Megaupload is just another Online storage site

    why not shutting down other site as well
    i think this is just unfair
  7. J_L
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    They target the big ones first, and is determined to eventually infect everything.
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  9. Dermot7
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    From the CNET article:
    ...hadn't really thought of that, but it makes clear sense. What was, supposedly, the urgent need to delete all that stuff anyway? It would make no sense to start deleting possible evidence before a conclusion had been reached imo.
    Be very interesting to see how this all pans out...it will undoubtedly set a significant precedent.
  10. Dermot7
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    "EFF Requests Information from Innocent Megaupload Users" : https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/eff-requests-information-innocent-megaupload-users

  11. Defcon
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    This is like shutting down an office because some workers stole office supplies. They have no right to shut down a service that has legal usage as well. I can only imagine just how much legal content hosted on these sites is now forever lost :(
  12. siljaline
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    Megaupload's hosting company teams up with EFF to identify legal files
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  13. J_L
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    Has anyone got their files back?
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  16. Dermot7
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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...arred-from-internet.ars?clicked=related_right
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    There's a shiny newish interest waiting for him: A "Kopimist" or "Kopimist intellectual" is a person who has the philosophical belief that all information should be freely distributed and unrestricted. This philosophy opposes the privatization of knowledge in all its forms, such as copyright, and encourages piracy of all types of media including music, movies, TV shows, and software.
  18. Dermot7
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/29/us-internet-piracy-megaupload-idUSTRE81S0EK20120229

    + https://torrentfreak.com/megaupload...vt-attempts-to-put-him-back-in-prison-120229/
  19. Dermot7
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    https://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-seizure-order-null-and-void-says-high-court-120318/
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  21. Dermot7
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    Oh dear me, this just gets worse...
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/mpaa-megaupload-user-litigatio/

    edit: This story has been updated/corrected :
    edit: I have also deleted the original quote because of its inaccuracy.
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  22. Dermot7
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    https://torrentfreak.com/criminals-target-megaupload-users-with-fake-settlement-demands-120321/
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  24. Dermot7
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    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ks-millions-in-damages-from-megauploadcom.ars
  25. Dermot7
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    https://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-the-us-government-is-wrong-heres-why-120326/
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