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Goodbye Megaupload :(


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Megaupload is back!!
Is it real or a fake?

Such an obvious fake.
- Engrish.
- Messed up layout.
It might even contain malware
Remove the link before anyone else spreads it :P

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Is it just a coincidence that Mega has been taken down by the feds the day after the protest against the PIPA and SOPA?

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ok,im going to give everyone my side of this,first off the shut down of MU isnt just about copy right or some consiracy with the black out yesterday,the owners of MU also have other businesses.

next is the list of charges that has been put out that to the public everyone,they didnt hide the fact on this.im just coping and pasting what koby even said in the chat about the charges
The individuals in the criminal enterprise each faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on racketeering charges, five years for conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, 20 years on money laundering charges and five years on related charges.
these types of charges isnt something they just do for the hell of it.also if this was to do with just copy rights dont you think sites like piratebay,wazer-bb,youtube,tehparadox etc that have millions of members would of also fell unders the same thing.They have been trying to shutdown pirate bay for years and couldnt so what makes you think this could happen to MU?This is day ONE of this why not let things play out before assuming we know anything on what is really going on.

also something else you need to put into factor is that it is a election year here in the USA and not one person in congress or even the president want to get involved with something that could hurt the chances of being re elected.Them acting on something like this without proof of all the charges they had put out there would only make things worst for them on top of the eve of a act that could change the world.

last is the hacker group Anonymous and the actions they did.are they out of there damn minds? does anyone even read or watch the news? the black out that google,wiki and all the other people involved was all over cnn,msnbc,and fox (thou is a joke of a news people) today also with how alot of people in congress saying to them that they didnt really know just how many people that this act could affect and was leaning toward a no vote.but now with this lastest hacking this could make things even worst.you ever heard the saying one bad apple spoils them all,that really does apply in real life and their actions could cuz serious problems for everyone

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Wow this is a load of BS, I failed my exams for nothing, I wasted so much time on MU to reupload TCL's work so other people can download it. Not to mention I brought premium as well so I can keep all the files in one account. I hope I could get a refund.

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They have been trying to shutdown pirate bay for years and couldnt so what makes you think this could happen to MU?

Because they are hosting illegal files and help spreading them for money (premium) instead of just providing trackers/links?

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Because they are hosting illegal files and help spreading them for money (premium) instead of just providing trackers/links?


ask yourself this question.why wasnt filesever,mediafire,filesonic and all the other file hosting sites hit with the same thing?

also to add copyrights dont just apply if you charge for a service,if you have ads on a site you are making money from the hits you get from all the people that come to the site to pirate things therefor you arent any different from MU offering paid accounts to host.you are still making a profit off of copyright material

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ask yourself this question.why wasnt filesever,mediafire,filesonic and all the other file hosting sites hit with the same thing?


Because the "legal action against Mega will set a precedent for similar cloud-hosting services".
Suing only one big company as a deterrent is a common strategy and less of a hassle.

Also, it is claimed that the "MegaUpload site itself had no search function to discover content directly, but according to the indictment this was done to conceal the scope of its infringement", meaning, that Mega knew about the illegal content of their hosted files and this makes the owners accomplices of their customers.

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sounds logical and reasonable. which goes without saying if MU is guilty on the majority of these charges it would be right to say the DDL scene will not look like it does today after those precedents are set.

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But the government asserts that Megaupload merely wanted the veneer of legitimacy, while its employees knew full well that the site's main use was to distribute infringing content. Indeed, the government points to numerous internal e-mails and chat logs from employees showing that they were aware of copyrighted material on the site and even shared it with each other. Because of this, the government says that the site does not qualify for a “safe harbor” of the kind that protected YouTube from Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit.

For instance, the “abuse tool” allegedly does not remove the actual file being complained about by a rightsholder. Instead, it only removes a specific Web address linked to that file—but there might be hundreds of such addresses for popular content.
In addition, the government contends that everything about the site has been doctored to make it look more legitimate than it is. The “Top 100” download list does not “actually portray the most popular downloads,” say prosecutors, and they claim that Megaupload purposely offers no site-wide search engine as a way of concealing what people are storing and sharing through the site.

Megaupload employees apparently knew how the site was being used. When making payments through its “uploader rewards” program, employees sometimes looked through the material in those accounts first. "10+ Full popular DVD rips (split files), a few small porn movies, some software with keygenerators (warez)," said one of these notes. (The DMCA does not provide a "safe harbor" to sites who have actual knowledge of infringing material and do nothing about it.)

In a 2008 chat, one employee noted that "we have a funny business... modern days [sic] pirates :)," to which the reply was, "we're not pirates, we're just providing shipping servies [sic] to pirates :)."

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wow... that is some hard core incriminating evidence... i fear to hear the verdict now.

this is from the same article:

Law professor James Grimmelmann of New York Law School tells Ars, "If proven at trial, there's easily enough in the indictment to prove criminal copyright infringement many times over. But much of what the indictment details are legitimate business strategies many websites use to increase their traffic and revenues: offering premium subscriptions, running ads, rewarding active users.

"I hope that if this case goes to trial and results in convictions, that the court will be careful in sorting out just what Megaupload did that crossed the line of criminality."


i too hope they are VERY clear on these issues too. because if it is vague than that only leaves the doors wide open to a larger attack against other hosts.

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Wow this is a load of BS, I failed my exams for nothing, I wasted so much time on MU to reupload TCL's work so other people can download it. Not to mention I brought premium as well so I can keep all the files in one account. I hope I could get a refund.

Well I did originally tell you you'd be better off uploading to fileserve. =P


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wow... that is some hard core incriminating evidence... i fear to hear the verdict now.

Yea.

But up to 20 years is way too much for such a "crime". :(
In Germany I could kill someone for less.

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you know why? cuz those big $$$$$$$$$$$$ companies lobby the politicians to make the punishments OUTRAGEOUS.

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see,more and more info is starting so come out about everything.Its why i dont jump the gun on assuming things till all the facts comes out,it is day one and more and more info will be let out to the public about this.I know the USA government has its flaws but the one thing i know is that i president on a election yeah wont do something as big as this will no proof in front of him.will be watching this closely cuz im sure this thing will be going on for a long time.

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Well I did originally tell you you'd be better off uploading to fileserve. =P


Hahahaha true enough. I see what I can do about TCL's uploads.

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lol ANN says Fruits Basket had a part in the MegaUpload takedown.
http://www.animenews...ts-basket-anime


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lol ANN says Fruits Basket had a part in the MegaUpload takedown.
http://www.animenews...ts-basket-anime


Lol yep, screw that anime it's all your fault >.> It wasn't even that good, the manga was better IMO.

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lol ANN says Fruits Basket had a part in the MegaUpload takedown.
http://www.animenews...ts-basket-anime


PARTIALLY. Yeah, anything that could be called "infringing content" "partially" caused MU to go down. Oh, and some Ghibli movies are owned by Disney; that could have "partially" been the cause of MU going down, as well. Or maybe Funimation's licensed content was "partially" the cause (ya get the point). Well, it was only 1 out of 103 inditements. Less than one percent "partially", lol. Meh, that's some bad reporting by ANN.

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PARTIALLY. Yeah, anything that could be called "infringing content" "partially" caused MU to go down.
lol. Meh, that's some bad reporting by ANN.

I know, that's why I was laughing about it.

The FBI now is even trying to find the person who did nothing but design the website and charge him with the same charges as everyone else involved in this suit. o.O


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HOST EVERYTHING IN SWITZERLAND!

Copyright holder " We demand you stop sharing this"

Host " Too bad, it is legal here"

Lawyer " I cannot do anything, now pay me for this advice"

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