Megaupload shutdown

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  1. Virtue

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

    Probably just temporary, not the first time this happens, but who knows.
     
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    dammit I usually use megaupload to mirror some files that I use on tech websites >__< its one of the only free (aside from mediafire) that lets you host for free at high speeds, ah well good thing I didnt upload anything important on there
     
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    yeah this suck big time. guess megaupload shouldn't have been doing what they were doing behind the scenes.
     

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    I dont think they did anything wrong, If I remember well, anything that was illegal was put down, just like Youtube does, people are free to upload whatever they want so its obvious that the fault cant go to the File Server Service, Its not like if they were putting the files there themselfs and advertising it as "Download Ilegal films here".
     
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    Well, this action clearly shows the US doesn't need SOPA/PIPA to shutdown whatever big content wants to shut down.

    There are a lot of of people who used this site to upload their own work, school work or documents they made themselves. This work is, by all means, their IP. The FBI is, in effect, violating these user copyright by stealing it. I wonder who will be first to sue the FBI.
     
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    I don't see how, they clearly stated no illegal files and removed them when reported.
     
  9. allesclar

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    bad times :(
     
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    the only bad thing is goverment.. they have things you cant question.. you cant sue army, because they by themself are a threat.. etc. etc. :)
     

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    Lol go anon...
     
  12. Atlas

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    In any democracy you should have trias politica.

    So you can not sue the army, but you can sue who controls the army which would be the government. Anyway, its time for a change in the US and other lobbyist driven governments around te world. The be all end all control for laws like this should be the people, ie the citizens that live in that country. Not politicians who get paid by big content.
     
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    Government is Controlled by the Corporations and Banks not by the people any more.
     
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    Hopefully soon cause the government is out of control and needs to be put back in its place.
     
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    That kind of pisses me off. Megaupload has always removed illegal stuff that they have found...
     

  16. GeniusPr0

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    its been like that for hundreds of years
     
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    Yeah, it's always been like that, nowadays people are just more aware of it, while in the past they were kept in the dark.

    I never though megaupload were into anything copyrighted, sure there must of been stuff on there, but it's not like they supported or encouraged it.

    I'm sure the site made them wealthy enough to afford good lawyers anyway.
     
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    The reason people are more aware of it is the same thing they try to desperatly legislate. The internet itself is a 'problem' for governments around the world. I didn't know about the power of lobbyists over here in the netherlands if it wasn't for the internet. Look at the sharing of news through Twitter for instance, none of the traditional 'news corporations' or governmments like that. The first because they like to get paied, the latter because they want to veto articles that get published in newspapers or CNN.
     
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    So the money they made is all from serving illegal content?

    Legally speaking they obliged to notice and takedown, I wonder what lobby paid for this action.
     

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