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#1 cryptodan

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:29 PM

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/19/feds-shut-down-file-sharing-website/

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.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

edited.....

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

Wow, this is getting....interesting.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57362376/justice-dept-website-shut-down-in-apparent-hack/?tag=stack

Justice Dept. website shut down in apparent hack


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The website of the U.S. Department of Justice was shut down Thursday in what the FBI called a denial of service attack following a piracy indictment involving the file-sharing site Megaupload.

The public websites of Universal Music and the Motion Picture Association of America were also shuttered. On Twitter, the loosely-organized hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the hacks.

Internet relay chats supported by the Anonymous collective show participants discussing the DOJ site being down and talking about other U.S. government sites to target, including the Recording Industry of America.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:17 PM

A lot of sites went down, including FBI site itself.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

[CENSORED BY SOPA]

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:07 PM

LOL :)

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

[CENSORED BY SOPA]



Oh yeah, well [CENSORED BY PIPA, DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, NSC, DHS, PTA, MADD, NCAA, ESPN & THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY...RUSH LIMBAUGH????]

Edited by Union_Thug, 19 January 2012 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

A lot of sites went down, including FBI site itself.


FBI.gov, justice.gov and universalmusic.com also went down. :o

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:23 PM

Its just the public facing sites.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

Ahhh, I see, thanks Dan. I don't believe that applies to universalmusic.com though?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:40 PM

RIAA related.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

Honestly, I don't have a single problem with this. The site clearly profited from effectively selling stolen content. SOPA and PIPA are/were horrible ideas, and it's horrible that they ever made it through congress as far as they did, but their end goal -- combating piracy -- isn't a bad goal. It's sites like Megaupload that give what little legitimacy SOPA and PIPA have.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

I don't have a single problem with this. The site clearly profited from effectively selling stolen content

I agree.

It's sites like Megaupload that give what little legitimacy SOPA and PIPA have.

I don't agree.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:32 PM

That's not what I said. I wasn't saying that the bills should pass. But I am saying that if sites like Megaupload didn't exist, then SOPA/PIPA would have no reason to exist.

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