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    SOPA IN EFFECT MEGAUPLOAD shut down Workers arrested!

    APNewsBreak: Feds shut down file-sharing website
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press 15 minutes ago McLEAN, Virginia (AP) One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.The Hong Kong-based company listed Swizz Beatz, a musician who married Keys in 2010, as its CEO.Before the site was taken down, it posted a statement saying allegations that it facilitated massive breaches of copyright laws were "grotesquely overblown.""The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch," the statement said.A lawyer who represented the company in a lawsuit last year declined comment Thursday.Megaupload is considered a "cyberlocker," in which users can upload and transfer files that are too large to send by email. Such sites can have perfectly legitimate uses. But the Motion Picture Association of America, which has campaigned for a crackdown on piracy, estimated that the vast majority of content being shared on Megaupload was in violation of copyright laws.The website allowed users to download films, TV shows, games, music and other content for free, but made money by charging subscriptions to people who wanted access to faster download speeds or extra content. The website also sold advertising.The indictment was returned in the Eastern District of Virginia, which claimed jurisdiction in part because some of the alleged pirated materials were hosted on leased servers in Ashburn, Virginia.Dotcom, a resident of both Hong Kong and New Zealand, and a dual citizen of Finland and Germany, made more than $42 million from the conspiracy in 2010 alone, according to the indictment.Dotcom is founder, former CEO and current chief innovation officer of Megaupload.

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    How long before they shut down You Jizz and Red Tube lol?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    How long before they shut down You Jizz and Red Tube lol?
    funny how $#@! will be getting shut down when the BILL didn't even pass yet!

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    Wtf?!? They shut down MU?!??

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    They should move that website to China and have the Chinese run it. I'd like to see the U.S. officials get somebody arrested in that country for Copyright infringement:

    China's fake Disney World now abandoned but not due to Copyright laws:

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    If they go after rapidshare its the end of porn as we know it...
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    Xvideos, Pornhub, Pornotube, Rapidshare etc all will be offline including wikipedia, reddit. Others like google, facebook, will all be effected.
    Boost network can get sued and shut down for some of the threads we have here.
    Here is SOPA explained:

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    so @Sticky remember isotropix?....yea....those guys are going to be launching a full scale attack on the US gov if this bill really gets pushed.....dont ask how i know....ill just quote what i heard..."we will make sonys playstation network outtage look like sunday mass"....that is all

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    The title is misleading. It appears that this move was made by the Justice Dept. after an investigation, which is how the system is supposed to work. Now they will face trial where their guilt or innocence will be determined by a jury. If SOPA passes as is, the site could have been blacklisted before any in depth investigation was conducted.

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    Wow, they really shut down Megaupload?

    What happens to all the uploaded files? Are the servers still ok?

    This $#@! is a $#@!ing joke. You shouldn't be making music and movies for money anyway, IT SHOULD BE YOUR PASSION!

    OMG I LOST $10,000,000 in piracy that I CAN'T actually quantify while I make $10,000,000,000 a year ANYWAY!

    What about all the files THAT ARE PERFECTLY LEGAL? Wouldn't this be a user issue?

    I just can't believe it's actually gone...... for now.

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    RON PAUL 2012

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    MAYANS PREDICTED THIS LOL

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    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

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    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    I have a group of friends online who lost their premium memberships because of this. We used to share a lot using MU Now they're talking about Usenet. This still sucks because of all the broken links and lost accounts.

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    i wonder whats gonna happen to all the torrent websites.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    i wonder whats gonna happen to all the torrent websites.
    They circumvent the rules now I don't see why this would stop.

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    From what I am reading now it seems that govt is gonna turn down the bill.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    From what I am reading now it seems that govt is gonna turn down the bill.
    Did they say anything about sending those who came up with it to France?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
    MAYANS PREDICTED THIS LOL
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    I meant to post this hours ago. Got sidetracked.

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    lmfao
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ultimateendz Click here to enlarge
    so @Sticky remember isotropix?....yea....those guys are going to be launching a full scale attack on the US gov if this bill really gets pushed.....dont ask how i know....ill just quote what i heard..."we will make sonys playstation network outtage look like sunday mass"....that is all
    I remember Click here to enlarge That dude is no joke.

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    Why hello....you look familiar

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    mega upload owners Mansion

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    Intent piracy kingpin money!!

    Woot! That dude is big pimpin. Mega-pimpin Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
    Intent piracy kingpin money!!

    Woot! That dude is big pimpin. Mega-pimpin Click here to enlarge
    i am $#@!ing jealous =D

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