Thread: Megaupload shutdown by Feds.
#1 Megaupload shutdown by Feds.01-19-2012, 06:04 PM
If this was done without SOPA/PIPA,anyone can explain why we need such a retarded law.
01-19-2012, 06:16 PM
I haven’t read the article in it's entirety but it would appear they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
01-19-2012, 06:25 PM
Is it me or is the government of today a sharp contrast to the government of 1776?
01-19-2012, 07:50 PM
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I don't really care to look up the indictment, but it will be interesting to hear just what they indict the enigma that is Schmitz on. It'll also be interesting to see how his/their alibi is challenged, in that they're just providing encrypted digital locker space, and it's on the user to not conduct piracy. Even the MPAA has been clueless on how they can legally challenge it. It's also absolutely absurd how they calculate the purported damages being caused by it.
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01-19-2012, 08:47 PM
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Google Is Already Using SOPA-Like Censorship
Web giant blacklists websites, follows government orders to remove material
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Despite Google’s much-heralded support for the anti-SOPA movement, the web giant is already enforcing SOPA-like policies of its own, blacklisting legitimate websites from its news aggregator and following government orders to remove material from its search results and You Tube.
As major Internet giants joined forces yesterday to protest legislation that would hand the U.S. government power to arbitrarily seize websites with no legal process under the pretext of copyright infringement, Google slapped a black censorship image over its logo and urged people to sign an anti-SOPA petition that has accrued over 5 million signees.
However, Google’s main issue with SOPA is seemingly not related to their concerns about Chinese-style web censorship becoming commonplace, but rather which entity gets to wield those powers – large transnational corporations or governments.
While Google criticizes SOPA publicly, it is already privately using SOPA-like powers to unfairly marginalize legitimate web content.
Google News is a content aggregator that allows users to search thousands of news sources for relevant stories. Although the aggregator includes a plethora of obscure, occasionally offensive, and barely-read websites, in November 2010 Google took the decision to de-list PrisonPlanet.com and Infowars.com from its indexed news sources....
01-19-2012, 10:07 PM
Anonymous strikes back after feds shut down piracy hub Megaupload
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In one of the U.S. government's largest anti-piracy crackdowns ever, federal agents on Thursday arrested the leaders of and shut down Megaupload.com, a popular hub for illegal media downloads.
Hours later, Megaupload's fans turned the table on the feds. "Hacktivist" collective Anonymous said it set its sights on the U.S. Department of Justice and apparently knocked the agency's website offline.
"We are having website problems, but we're not sure what it's from," a DOJ spokeswoman told CNNMoney.
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01-19-2012, 10:55 PM"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings..." Patrick Henry
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