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Megaupload taken down for piracy.

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drunkguy
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Looks like the U.S. government is trying to toss Hollywood a consolation prize. Funny, I always thought them being based in HK would have provided some protection.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16642369


edit: And of course congress will always keep screwing with internet regulation as well. Apologies if this was already mentioned here before.
http://www.slashgear.com/sopa-sponsor-has-another-internet-bill- that-records-you-247-20210264/


Edit edit: WTF?!

MegaUpload
Closed.
FileServe
Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.
FileJungle
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.
UploadStation
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.
FileSonic
Sharing disabled. Closed affiliate program. Deleting files and accounts.
VideoBB
Closed affiliate program.
Uploaded.to
Banned USA IP addresses.
FilePost
Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)
VideoZer
Closed affiliate program.
4shared
Deleting multiple files.
Wupload
Many accounts disabled.

Last edited by drunkguy at 5:20 am, Jan 23

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Wait a sec...
If megaupload is down... does that mean megavideo is too? confused

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That's brutal.

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Quote from silencecomes
Wait a sec...
If megaupload is down... does that mean megavideo is too? confused


That's what it looks like.


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Only care about Mediafire.

Meh,
Pika.

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Damn you USA
I'm ashamed to be in one of your 50 states dead

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Shocking eek How can they do that...

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Great. Because people were going to bother spending their money anyway. I'll just go to Youtube and 4shared.com, even though megavideo.com always had those shows you really had to look around for. Screw it.

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Shocking eek How can they do that...

Well, they did it
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Well like Pika said, there's still Mediafire and plenty of others laugh

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Don't think anyone saw that coming. eek
I guess this is the Industry's response to the blackout. I just hate when America orders other countries around. They just snap their fingers and New Zealand arrests one of its citizens. I'm left speechless.

I think we need an alternative to the Internet. America controls it and I do not believe them to be willing to relinquish that control.

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If you look closer into it it seems that the people involved are being done for things like money laundering etc. so the site being shut down may not have anything to do with pirating.

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Ah, that's a big loss.

I didn't care much for their videos though. That 72 minute time limit was a bitch.

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now that megaupload is down im going to spend thousands of dollars to buy crappy tv shows and movies i only watch when im bored as hell.
looks like hollywood has won since im going to spend all my money to buy stuff i barely like

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well, if they take down another file-sharing site in next month, we know it's conspiracy. but it doesn't really sound that believable. Those people would post links to copyrighted material either way so why pay them. but what do I know. thank god I have mediafire, or all my documents would be gone. must suck.

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