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Feds bring down Megaupload
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Feds took down Megaupload,Anonymous took down Feds, rofl.
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Looks like they had no problem taking down that "rogue site' (whatever that means).

Explain to me why Big Content needs SOPA/PIPA again?
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They should have taken down The Pirate Bay instead.
They're so much more obnoxious, has anyone seen their legal section?
Posted 1/19/12 , edited 1/19/12
They took out Megaporn..... Those bastards
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Recalrico wrote:

Looks like they had no problem taking down that "rogue site' (whatever that means).

Explain to me why Big Content needs SOPA/PIPA again?


Same reason why these big hollywood moguls need it (I posted a link to that in two SOPA threads now...)

As a former user of MegaUpload this was quite a shock when I saw the story today. I was gonna delete my Gametune Projects from my account anyway since I am currently working on improving them.

I'm not gonna lose sleep over the loss of this place.
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Aeriya wrote:

It's complete BS! Crunchyroll.com is in danger too if PIPA SOPA goes through... Any site that isn't a company like FUNIMATION etc won't be able to run! ><


(-_-#) Untrue. Crunchyroll is in zero danger because Crunchyroll is legal -- they actually get permission from companies before they post. Only the forums and picture uploads are even remotely questionable, and those are EVERYWHERE. Crunchyroll is definitely not the site that you should be worried about.
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What?!?!? How will I watch my movies??????
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squirrel3d wrote:


Recalrico wrote:

Looks like they had no problem taking down that "rogue site' (whatever that means).

Explain to me why Big Content needs SOPA/PIPA again?


Same reason why these big hollywood moguls need it (I posted a link to that in two SOPA threads now...)

As a former user of MegaUpload this was quite a shock when I saw the story today. I was gonna delete my Gametune Projects from my account anyway since I am currently working on improving them.

I'm not gonna lose sleep over the loss of this place.


Guess I sounded too cryptic. One talking point that SOPA/PIPA supporters were using was that this legislation was not intended to be targeted at American websites and that it was necessary to bring down foreign 'rogue sites'. Megaupload fits that description. 1. It based in HK making it a foreign site. 2. It has been deemed a 'rogue site' by UMG by whatever undefined criteria they use to determine what constitutes a 'rogue site' (The 'internet archive' was deemed as a 'rogue site' by these companies). The Feds have been successful in taking Megaupload down using the existing legal framework; no SOPA required. The takedown of Megaupload raises doubts about the necessity of SOPA/PIPA.
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Really, they're involving anime in this now?
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I work a night shift and this was announced on the radio during a news segment. Unbelievable, though i can say almost anyone who watches anime will at some point or other used megaupload or a similar site to download files. I myself have have done so and for me megaupload was one of if not the fastest one to download from.

Though i hardly know the facts of the case, i don't believe megaupload made it's money purely because of illegal file sharing, unless you paid the subscription you would see ad's unless you have an ad block option or maybe even things like no-script if you know what your doing. Not everything on there was illegal, though my own use often may of been.
I found the services they offered pretty good, and did at times use sites like megaupload for transfering files and documents easily and quickly between my own computers and devices. Since not all of those devices had ad blocking options, even for these 100% legal transfers they will have made money from me uploading and downloading files and hell it's a business so no shock there.
I never subscribed for long though i did try it, the benifits for me weren't enough to justify paying, though i kind of feel sorry for anyone who recently paid out especially if it was for the lifetime subscription or something.

As for illegal stuff i know people got accounts banned all the time, and files were often removed as well. Maybe they wanted stricter filtering to prevent illegal files from appearing so often, or another day of America will tell us all how to live our lives.

As for anime, the ultimate hope is that one day, anime will all be hosted on sites like crunchyroll(ignore if you love or hate CR) translated and available for those who want to watch with uncensored versions included if your old enough :), and hopefully without exceptions like we get now where series xyz is only available the following countries x y z etc. Until then if this all does come to pass what will happen to all us anime and manga addicts who get only scraps from the few places legally allowed to show anime in your region, unfortunately mass emigration to japan probably isn't the solution, i also object to getting a real life :).

Maybe the prediction of the world ending 2012 wasn't all life on earth is destroyed or at least human life, but the end of the internet, as hell that wouldnt be any better, if anything it's worse as after all you don't need the internet if your dead.
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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.



From your link:

Ira Rothken, an attorney for MegaUpload, said in an interview that he only learned of the actions in a press release this morning and had not yet read the entire indictment. "Our initial impression is that the allegations are without merit and MegaUpload is going to vigorously contest them," he said. "We have deep concerns over due process and assets being taken without the opportunity for a hearing."

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.



It's just as ambiguous as the United States Department Of Justice source CR News had access to. Aren't you aware of that the claims are just claims. They're not substantiated. And I don't think they ever will be.

They have an agenda and will use whatever huge red flag they wave to get you ignoring the facts and actual validity of the allegations.

I'll let you know there are a multitude of filesharing sites. And you know what it's not only Megaupload out there. Every single one of them host illegal files. And once those files get taken down they always pop up again and again by users.

It's always gonna be an inevitable occurrence with filesharing sites. Only the system feels defenceless against them so they come up with this. It's a massive infringement. You don't demolish a company because some of it's customers use it for illegal things and then claim the company is the one that's corrupt making profit.

Just because the Department of Justice waves a flag of half a billion of losses to copyright holders and hundreds of millions of profits made by the vendor doesn't make it note worthy of anything to the fact that this site Megaupload is a site worthy to be obliterated.

I call out for the rest to get taken down. Megaupload is coming back. Because once their spinning claims get assessed and realistically analysed the courts will cry bullshit too.

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This is how easy it is to start a war. Misunderstandings. And assuming ill will.

My two cents worth.
It is stupid saying that. It's not common courtesy it's more bordering pusy cat light paw strokes. We needn't require those paws. Licking your own paw is enough and no need to ask others to treat you like a kitten.

And you moderator. Not being informed and then assuming ill will. I am ashamed. Everyone here you should be familiar with. And the posts nearby too. It all should be in the palm of your hand like a boss.




Did you use google translator when you wrote that? Because... It doesn't really make sense. If anything, you only sound like you tried to imitate some wise Martial Arts master, but failed spectacularly.
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AdamIdris101 wrote:

This is how easy it is to start a war. Misunderstandings. And assuming ill will.

My two cents worth.
It is stupid saying that. It's not common courtesy it's more bordering pusy cat light paw strokes. We needn't require those paws. Licking your own paw is enough and no need to ask others to treat you like a kitten.

And you moderator. Not being informed and then assuming ill will. I am ashamed. Everyone here you should be familiar with. And the posts nearby too. It all should be in the palm of your hand like a boss.




Did you use google translator when you wrote that? Because... It doesn't really make sense. If anything, you only sound like you tried to imitate some wise Martial Arts master, but failed spectacularly.


The wise martial arts master doesn't see failure. He's a tailor sewing adventure in every attempt. He doesn't lament. His words are retained and they ferment as he is kind and clement. He reserves his judgement and is silently potent. He is Adam Idris The one with the badest tent.

Everyone is welcome but I worn you you'll leave a little bent.

Wishes you're content.

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