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MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-19-2012 08:35 PM
The company were sued for having many pirated files uploaded by users.
Wow, if this continues, all file upload site will be gone!
So I guess 2012 really is the end of the world. A BIG ass change was made that is equivalent to the end of the world.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Veho - 01-19-2012 08:56 PM
Quote:According to the indictment, MegaUpload is responsible for at least $500 million in losses for the owners of the copyrights in question.
Money laundering? I know they pulled the "estimated damages" numbers out of their ass (because that's how these things are done) but what is this about money laundering?
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Kadushy - 01-21-2012 05:41 AM
Sad day when I read it yesterday ;_;
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Warlord698 - 01-21-2012 04:43 PM
you kinda forgot to mention the part where anonymous pounded everybody's asses for taking down megaupload
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-21-2012 06:04 PM
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Warlord698 - 01-23-2012 06:58 AM
Filesonic just followed suite and pulled sharing from their services, feds scared their asses apparently. I sense they are already adjusting NDAA for their will for this crap.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-23-2012 09:24 PM
Not only Filesonic. A lot of the file uploading sites are doing the same thing.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - RueGorE - 01-23-2012 10:41 PM
SOPA PASSED AND WE'VE ALL BEEN HAD
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-23-2012 11:09 PM
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Kadushy - 01-24-2012 02:58 AM
From a certain website...
"This is the current filehost status according to Anona, so yes, the feds have moved against a bunch of them:
MegaUpload – Closed.
FileServe – Closing does not sell premium.
FileJungle – Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
UploadStation – Locked in the U.S..
FileSonic – the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
… VideoBB – Closed! would disappear soon.
Uploaded – Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
FilePost – Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
Videoz – closed and locked in the countries affiliated with the USA.
4shared – Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
MediaFire – Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors for FBI
Org torrent – could vanish with everything within 30 days “he is under criminal investigation”
Network Share mIRC – awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
Koshiki – operating 100% Japan will not join the SOUP / PIPA
Shienko Box – 100% working china / korea will not join the SOUP / PIPA
ShareX BR – group UOL / BOL / iG say they will join the SOUP / PIPA'
I guess the Mayans were right.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - RueGorE - 01-24-2012 03:20 AM
One has to wonder how all these file sharing sites are being removed now when they were all thriving just a little while ago? What changed between then and now?
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Gohan - 01-24-2012 05:51 AM
MediaFire too? Damn...that's the only place I have a bunch of my college work stored. Well, better get downloading and back-up-ing.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Veho - 01-24-2012 01:23 PM
A possible reason:
Quote:Why was MegaUpload really shut down?
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - RueGorE - 01-24-2012 02:08 PM
Artists getting paid from users downloading their music for free? Say it isn't so!
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Veho - 01-24-2012 03:35 PM
The music industry would have you believe it's impossible
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-24-2012 04:40 PM
The world of music just jelly of MegaBox
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Garyuu v3.1 - 01-25-2012 07:37 AM
(01-24-2012 05:51 AM)Gohan Wrote: MediaFire too? Damn...that's the only place I have a bunch of my college work stored. Well, better get downloading and back-up-ing.
That's where I uploaded 99% of the anime I converted! Oh no! Honestly, I don't care about those files, but I do feel a little bad that put all that time into those files.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Overlord Nathan - 01-25-2012 11:50 AM
If you know French, check out this video, it's pretty funny:
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - Devioushadow - 01-25-2012 06:29 PM
Sigh, the anonymous should just attack the government and redeem our freedom!!
o.O You haven't show up in ages and you finally decide to show yourself.
RE: MegaUpload is... gone. - RueGorE - 01-26-2012 06:34 PM
TechDirt.com Wrote:There's a key point in all of this that we missed in our earlier analysis about paid accounts at Megaupload. In the indictment, the government seems to assume that paid accounts are clearly all about illegal infringing works. But that's not always the case. In fact, plenty of big name artists -- especially in the hip hop world -- use the paid accounts to make themselves money. This is how they release tracks. You sign up for a paid account from services like Megaupload, which pay you if you get a ton of downloads. For big name artists, that's easy: of course you get a ton of downloads. So it's a great business model for artists: they get paid and their fans get music for free. Everyone wins. Oh... except for the old gatekeeper labels.Source: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120120/15060817494/busta-rhymes-backs-megaupload-says-record-labels-are-real-criminals.shtml
So then what do the gatekeepers do if they can't compete with these new services? They get the government to shut them down. Makes perfect sense to me.
What a fine example of legislation versus innovation.