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    MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    The Upload Platform was closed by the US goverment - also 9 persons was arrested.
    For this , sympathizant hackers disabled for hours the FBI servers & the site of the justice ministery.

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    Re: MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    20 years in prison

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    Re: MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    ohh my god !! that mean i lost all what i have pn my account of megaupload what F***k !! !!

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    Re: MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    Are they going to arrest the other filehosters too?

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    Re: MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by TinoHSK View Post
    Are they going to arrest the other filehosters too?
    with S.O.P.A i think will do this !!

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    McLEAN, Va. – Federal prosecutors have shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, on charges of violating piracy laws -- a day after a 24-hour blackout of popular websites such as Wikipedia drew national attention to the issue.

    "This action is among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States," the Justice department said in a statement about the indictment.



    The indictment accuses seven individuals and two corporations -- Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited -- of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. It was unsealed on Thursday, and claims that at one point Megaupload was the 13th most popular website in the world.

    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. Beatz declined to comment through a representative.

    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.

    Megaupload was led by colorful Australian Kim Dotcom -- aka Kim Schmitz, or Kim Tim Jim Vestor. He is a a resident of both Hong Kong and New Zealand, and a dual citizen of Finland and Germany, who legally changed his last name to "Dotcom."

    The website's founder and "chief innovation officer" was once convicted of a felony but has repeatedly denied engaging in piracy, according to CNET.com -- and he made more than $42 million from the conspiracy in 2010 alone, according to the indictment.

    The indictment comes the day after a 24-hour "blackout" of Wikipedia, a protest doodle on the homepage of Google, and numerous other protests across the Internet against proposed anti-piracy legislation that many leading websites -- including Reddit, Google, Facebook, Amazon and others -- contend will make it challenging if not impossible for them to operate.

    The Protect Intellectual Property Act under consideration in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House are bills backed by the motion picture and recording industries intended to eliminate theft online once and for all. S. 968 and H.R. 3261 would require ISPs to block access to foreign websites that infringe on copyrights.

    Online piracy from China and elsewhere is a massive problem for the media industry, one that costs as much as $250 billion per year and costs the industry 750,000 jobs, according to a 2008 statement by Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

    But how exactly the bills would counter piracy has many up in arms.

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    Hacker group Anonymous isn’t happy about the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload, and as a result, it’s targeting some big companies and government agencies.

    Earlier this afternoon, interspersed with a stream of anti-SOPA and PIPA tweets, the main Anonymous Twitter account declared, “The government takes down #Megaupload? 15 minutes later #Anonymous takes down government & record label sites. #ExpectUs.” Specifically, the group claimed responsibility for taking down the Universal Music, RIAA (the record industry’s lobbying arm), MPAA (the movie industry’s lobbying arm), and Department of Justice websites, among others. As of 3pm Pacific, the sites were still down for me, although some comments on Twitter suggested that they were returning online sporadically.

    The group also claimed that the current attacks were “the largest attack ever by Anonymous,” with 5,635 participants. And it looks like the campaign is ongoing — Anonymous says it’s going after the FBI’s website next: “Get some popcorn… it’s going to be a long lulzy night.”

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    Re: MEGAUPLOAD is DOWN

    Quote Originally Posted by TinoHSK View Post
    Are they going to arrest the other filehosters too?
    @Tino

    Never mind, it wouldn`t happen - this will implicate a lot of work for a little fish like you :))))
    So keep patient - everything will going fine ---> only the files are lost ....

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    The Web is in turmoil tonight. And even if the decision comes from the United States, all over the world, we may already regret the closure of Megaupload.com and its mirror sites, a popular site for downloading and file sharing.

    The FBI conducted the blocking technique of servers providing access to the site and addresses twenty satellites in response to a court against seven people accused of "conspiracy to violate the copyright and money laundering. "
    ON THE SAME SUBJECT

    Wikipedia closes 24 hours to protest against an anti-piracy bill
    United States: to protest against a law, Wikipedia will be closed Wednesday


    Justice US's suspected of having earned more than $ 175 million. The seven accused, indicted face sentences of up to twenty years in prison.

    Proof of the seriousness of the proceedings, the U.S. Justice arrested one of the creators of the sites known as "Mega" in New Zealand with three of his acolytes. The mythical and mysterious Kim Schmitz, said, "Kim Dotcom" German computer is now in the hands of American judges who have also the seizure of 50 million.

    Wednesday, a wave of protest had taken the Web. The purpose of wrath, two bills under discussion across the Atlantic SOPA ("Stop Online Piracy Act") and PIPA ("Protect Intellectual Property Act"), tried to freedom. Laws facilitate the blocking of the web sites to protect the copyright. Of trucks of the Web as the British version of Wikipedia, and the home page of Google from the United States has relayed the discontent on their home page. In France Corinne Lepage and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, both presidential candidates have joined the movement.

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    It's not faire...

    I wonder what would happen with all the personal information about the premium users stored in the servers - name, billing info.. and so on...

    Some spanish web sites are already began to delete almost every informations stored on the servers (look at elosohormiguero.es...) b'cause in 2 weeks the Spanish gov will make the same step as the US gov did... same SOPA law...

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