Indictment Charges Megaupload Site With Piracy

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  1. gilaet

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    McLEAN, Va. — Federal prosecutors in Virginia say they have shut
    down one of the world’s largest Internet file-sharing sites,
    Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating
    piracy laws.

    An indictment accuses the company of costing copyright holders
    more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other
    content. The indictment was unsealed Thursday, one day after Web
    sites shut down in protest of two Congressional proposals intended to
    thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

    Megaupload.com has claimed it is diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material.

    The indictment says that at one point, Megaupload was the 13th most popular Web site in the world.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/technology/indictment-charges-megaupload-site-with-piracy.html
     
  2. Peau de Soie

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    And yet Youtube goes on. Incredible. Interesting, though, I had assumed they were based out of the US.
     
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    Hell, I don't even know what file sharing is.
     
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    thats what they all say, guilty, go turn yourself in.
     
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    oh shits... am I in trouble?
     
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    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    I stole that article. :shvoogie:
     
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    No....really I don't. I don't listen to music and I sure as hell don't watch movies.
     
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    everyone in the joint has an excuse:coffee:
     
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    You think Hollywood and music producers donate heavily to political candidates for shits and giggles. This is what they bought.
     
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    Ticket sales are down.
    Let's remake The Three Stooges.
    :suicide:
     
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    and 21 Jump Street
     
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    There's still rapidshare, Filesonic, Depositfiles.
     
  14. Gas Face

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    Under this new Sopa law- You can more years in prison for downloading a Michael Jackson song than the guy that killed Michael Jackson :cheer:
     
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    Anyone to buy the $500mill losses # is absolutely nuts. Pre-web, when I was a kid, my friends and I traded DVDs and VHS tapes all the time. File sharing is no different. And what are they planning to do about the Chinese that walk around NYC peddling low quality bootlegs?
     
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    Just stay away from Oron. My shit always runs funky after I go there.
     
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    Good thing we still got:

    Novamov
    Sockshare
    Putlocker
    Videoweed
    Stagero
    RadidShare
    FileCrop
    FileFactory
    Videozer
    Movshare
    Mediafire
    Divxstage
    Bitshare
    Ufliq
    Videobb
    Royalvids
    VUReel
    VeeHD
    Movpod
    GorillaVid
    DAClips
    Sharepo
    VeeVR
    TubeMotion
    MovReel
    Zalaa

    And likely a million others.
     
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  20. Peau de Soie

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    Honestly, I'm surprised the number's not higher. Individuals have been charged in the hundreds of thousands for sharing a handful of titles, all based on the crazy "lost revenue" claim.

    Aside from the obvious point that in all likelihood they really WERE complying with all take-down requests, JUST AS GOOGLE DOES.

    That's their only obligation under the law.