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Feds bring down Megaupload
Posted 1/19/12
that site has had loot ilige shit on it
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Posted 1/19/12
Im glad it got shut down, piracy is one small step closer to being done
that said i got some stuff from there, and not just anime, guess that means im guilty too
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Posted 1/19/12
While I'm glad (if the majority of seasonal anime were able to be legally streamed within 24 hours of the Japanese release and the fan service titles were uncensored, I would opt for that. However, that is unlikely to happen) that one pirate site is down, I'm being rather hypocritical because I will watch even the ripped CR episodes on sites like gogoanime.com.
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Posted 1/19/12
@ Aeriya: What makes you say Crunchyroll is in danger? They own the license to stream the show on their site.

I'm getting the "I'm entitled to everything for free" vibe from you and that just pisses me off.
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Posted 1/19/12
Regardless of the moral aspects of it, most people still think it's wrong for the government to step into these matters. Too much big brother. So now, the group Anonymous is hacking the planet ... as we speak. Gptp fbi.com or the department of justice website ... and you will see there work lol.
Posted 1/19/12
According to the article, the shutdown had nothing to do with either SOPA or PIPA.
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Posted 1/19/12
The timing after the blackout was coincidence, but that timing is suspicious.
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Posted 1/19/12

AHTL wrote:


TyrantsVoid wrote:


Delete if there is already a topic covering this issue.


Why do you users keep saying that in your topics?? It's not like we moderators are going to ask for your permission to lock the thread if it is a duplicate or breaks the rules in some other way.

*siiiiigh*

Here, have an alternative link too:

http://gizmodo.com/5877612/feds-kill-megaupload






AHTL wrote:



I'm confused. Where in my post did I tell you to calm down?

As far as I can see, I only expressed my frustration with your way of showing courtesy towards mods and providing an alternative source of news that isn't Fox News. Fox News, who are infamous for incorrect information and propaganda.

When I see what you refer to as "common courtesy", is laziness. When you say "Delete if duplicate", it tells me that you were too lazy to check if there was an already existing thread and that you don't really care about your newly created thread.



I was a mod for a company forum in the past and thought the same thing. I like how they are basically saying their topic is spam lol. CR does see a lot of duplicate posts though...
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Posted 1/19/12


In OP's defense, I say it too even when I have checked. Sometimes there are a lot of different phrases or words that can be used for the same idea, so I can never be 100% sure.

And that's too bad about Megavideo, I hope they don't take down any other ones. Though MG was one of my least favorites because of the time limit.

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Posted 1/19/12
Today seems crazy. Olympic skier girl who was in a coma died (RIP), Megaupload gets shut down (though I heard it's back up somewhere with a certain address), and then Anonymous knocks out websites. Interested for what tomorrow brings.
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Posted 1/19/12
But at this point, Google seems to be doing a behind the scenes version of SOPA!!!

http://www.infowars.com/google-is-already-using-sopa-like-censorship/
Posted 1/19/12 , edited 1/19/12


Anyways. Were the hell is everyone. This is all happening in every single file sharing site. It all hosts illegal files.

I don't understand this at all. There are many legit sites that get inundated with illegal files. I wouldn't presume Megaupload were lax than any other in ensuring it remained safe.

There was something more the aagencies were able to pin them down on. There are plenty of sites similar like: Fileserve, Rapidshare, Filesonic, Upload, Wupload, hotfile, etc. the list is endless.

Taking down sites just because they host files for users isn't enough. I'm certain every one of those sites do what is needed to ensure they remain safe.

Were charged with the following crimes:


"engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two substantive counts of criminal copyright infringement. The individuals each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, five years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and five years in prison on each of the substantive charges of criminal copyright infringement"


To do this, the only way is alternative charges. The ones above were sufficient for those agencies. PS the sound like corny excuses.

I scream bullshit and think it is out of hand. I bet it's keeping the other sites on their toes. If their wasn't substantive charges then I worry they're out right being tyrannical and abusing their power.
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Posted 1/19/12 , edited 1/19/12
Well, I'm not happy about it but can't say that they didn't deserve it for what they did especially through the "profits" they made. At any rate, this might of been pure coincidence as Tsubasa_Lover_4 mentioned that the investigation against Megaupload had been going on for years.

I wouldn't be too sad thou as I never trusted Megaupload in the first place. It's rumored that their link bar has spyware, not to mention the annoying 72 min or w/e the hell the time is waiting period to watch new videos. I also lol'd @ anonymous for their response against this as this year is starting out with an Internet war.
Posted 1/19/12

stark700 wrote:

Well, I'm not happy about it but can't say that they didn't deserve it for what they did especially through the "profits" they made. At any rate, this might of been pure coincidence as Tsubasa_Lover_4 mentioned that the investigation against Megaupload had been going on for years.

I wouldn't be too sad thou as I never trusted Megaupload in the first place. It's rumored that their link bar has spyware, not to mention the annoying 72 min or w/e the hell the time is waiting period to watch new videos. I also lol'd @ anonymous for their response against this as this year is starting out with an Internet war.


I don't know dude. What did they do exactly? "Profits they made" as some incentive, screw it. What they did they do that separates them from the other filesharing sites to incur this? I'm betting you don't know exactly and are going with the flow.

Something solid. Inform me because I am tragically not aware.

I commend anonymous if there was nothing solid against megaupload.

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Posted 1/19/12

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I don't know dude. What did they do exactly? "Profits they made" as some incentive, screw it. What they did they do that separates them from the other filesharing sites to incur this? I'm betting you don't know exactly and are going with the flow.

Something solid. Inform me because I am tragically not aware.

I commend anonymous if there was nothing solid against megaupload.



http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/01/file-sharing-megaupload-shut-down-for-piracy-by-feds.html
^ short article I've read a few hours ago with constant updates.


According to the indictment, the operators of MegaUpload earned more than $175 million in illegal profits and caused an estimated $500 million in harm to copyright holders.


Well, most pirate websites that uploads illegal stuff or copyrighted material are similar imo as I've seen in the past. Even @ CR in the past, there have been complaints filed by rights holders. Luckily, CR eventually began securing legal distribution agreements with companies. (Ex. Gonzo)

As for "going with the flow", I'm not sure what you mean by that but I am definitely against this whole SOPA shit as well as Lamar S Smith's hypocritical ways. I'm also not too keen on the investigation that was launched against megaupload awhile ago as that story was relatively in the shadows till recently.

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