Megaupload Shut Down, 6 Arrests. Page 7

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  • pinebear 20 Jan 2012 23:08:04 8,565 posts
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  • pinebear 20 Jan 2012 23:12:44 8,565 posts
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    Fatiguez wrote:
    I propose 72 minutes' silence for the death of Megavideo :C
    Bravo sir!

  • SpaceDave3000 20 Jan 2012 23:15:13 78,415 posts
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    If all the stuff from their indictment is remotely true then the only thing about this that makes me sad is that we've lost the best of it's type.

    Also I've never needed to wait between downloads, hell at one point I could download multiple files at once.

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  • Deleted user 20 January 2012 23:51:02
    It's back ? Never been a Megauploader user, tbh.

    http://mashable.com/2012/01/20/megaupload-is-back/
  • Tom_Servo 20 Jan 2012 23:52:51 18,004 posts
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    UPDATE: The site appears to no longer be working and could be a phishing tool. For this reason, we have removed the link. Mashable is investigating.
  • SpaceDave3000 20 Jan 2012 23:54:19 78,415 posts
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    I think the stateside servers were seized, but they've got server farms in several countries, including NL.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 23:54:40 20-01-2012

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  • whatfruit 20 Jan 2012 23:59:01 1,605 posts
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    [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnreLlWJasQ=Put_ID_here]

    Edited by whatfruit at 23:59:47 20-01-2012

    bobomb wrote:
    so it's not really on her terms, it's on his terms, because she isn't real.

  • SpaceDave3000 21 Jan 2012 00:00:34 78,415 posts
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    Crass, pointless and poorly linked. You'll fit in nicely.

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  • Tom_Servo 22 Jan 2012 22:06:38 18,004 posts
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    FileSonic now only lets you download your own files, while Uploaded stops working in the U.S.

    It's the end of days!
  • Jazzy_Geoff 22 Jan 2012 23:15:09 7,767 posts
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    Fileserve has gone to shit as well
  • SpaceDave3000 23 Jan 2012 00:23:55 78,415 posts
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    They haven't shut down the ability to share though, sonic has backed out of that completely.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 23 Jan 2012 00:38:52 7,767 posts
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    Looks like its back to the good ship rapidshare for me. All is forgiven. I can't put myself through the pain of newsgroups again.
  • SpaceDave3000 23 Jan 2012 00:51:47 78,415 posts
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    Newsgroups are pretty much the only thing left at this point. With all the cloud hosts down, torrents will be scrutinised far too closely and rapidshare isn't far behind this lot.

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  • Tom_Servo 23 Jan 2012 01:15:05 18,004 posts
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    Other sites are blocking IPs from the US

    I haven't heard of most of these, so I don't know how significant it is. Still, if the real big ones (Rapidshare and Mediafire, I guess) start doing this too then it's job done for the American authorities, really.

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 01:15:21 23-01-2012
  • ecu 23 Jan 2012 01:18:55 77,012 posts
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    They're just waiting until the heat is off.

    I still think they're fighting a losing battle and they're doing it for the wrong reasons.
  • Tom_Servo 23 Jan 2012 01:28:09 18,004 posts
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    It's always a losing battle stopping something so pervasive (also see the war on drugs) and the authorities will be well aware of that fact, but from a political standpoint you can't really say "Yeah, do what you want". There always needs to be that hint of threat, no matter how small it is (and in the case of file-sharing, it's pretty minuscule).

    It's all coming at a weird time, because quite a few of cyber-locker sites were making moves to become more legal. There was one - I can't remember which - that was trialling something that would scan uploaded material to make sure none of it was infringing copyright (I don't think that's particularly feasible, for many reasons, but there you go). Then again, I guess it's also a message from the areas of American law enforcement that deal with this kind of thing that they don't want or need legislation like SOPA and PIPA.
  • asha 23 Jan 2012 06:47:10 1,991 posts
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    What's everyone's opinions on the views expressed in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tD1yaE0GfQ&feature=g-all-lik&c

    Edited by asha at 06:50:42 23-01-2012

    ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

  • mrharvest 23 Jan 2012 06:59:54 5,200 posts
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    Complete nonsense.
  • Jamash 23 Jan 2012 07:04:49 14 posts
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    FBI allegedly going through Megaupload files with a "fine-toothed comb"

    I wonder how many people will be nabbed for crimes other than copyright infringement.
  • Tom_Servo 23 Jan 2012 13:01:14 18,004 posts
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    Well, this'll be interesting. I suspect they'll only go after people who have uploaded ridiculous amounts of music, movies, games, etc. if they're going to go after anyone at all (but even then, you're going to have to prove that they weren't using it as cloud storage for their own stuff).

    I think the more likely scenario is they'll delete everything that infringes copyright then put the servers back up for a couple of days so people can retrieve their legal files.
  • MrDigital 23 Jan 2012 13:43:03 1,866 posts
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    Meanwhile, in Europe there is happier news.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • magicpanda 24 Jan 2012 09:45:38 13,400 posts
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    Not had time to read through the thread. Have we had this yet?

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111314089359991626869/posts/HQJxDRiwAWq

    Why was MegaUpload really shut down?

    In December of 2011, just weeks before the takedown, Digital Music News reported on something new that the creators of #Megaupload were about to unroll. Something that would rock the music industry to its core. (http://goo.gl/A7wUZ)

    I present to you... MegaBox. MegaBox was going to be an alternative music store that was entirely cloud-based and offered artists a better money-making opportunity than they would get with any record label.

    "UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," MegaUpload founder Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz told Torrentfreak

    Not only did they plan on allowing artists to keep 90% of their earnings on songs that they sold, they wanted to pay them for songs they let users download for free.

    "We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free," Dotcom outlined. "Yes that's right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works."
  • Deleted user 24 January 2012 13:43:57
    Just spotted that one via Graham Linehan's tweets. Very interesting if true, and possibly not as surprising as it deserves to be.
  • ecu 24 Jan 2012 13:45:36 77,012 posts
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    magicpanda wrote:
    Not had time to read through the thread. Have we had this yet?

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111314089359991626869/posts/HQJxDRiwAWq
    ..and there it is.
  • Psychotext 24 Jan 2012 13:49:40 54,391 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    Other sites are blocking IPs from the US
    It's like a reverse SOPA. Excellent. :D
  • Khanivor 24 Jan 2012 14:48:10 40,936 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    magicpanda wrote:
    Not had time to read through the thread. Have we had this yet?

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/111314089359991626869/posts/HQJxDRiwAWq
    ..and there it is.
    Looking at the fella's past business deals and the FBI timeline posted earlier I'd be inclined to believe Megabox was full of Megashite.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Jan 2012 15:52:22 18,004 posts
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    Megaupload shutdown unlikely to deter piracy and in fact stifle emerging means of online content distribution, analysts say

    Between this (and I think there's some valid points in here) and the thing magicpanda posted, it's all looking a bit funny.
  • Khanivor 24 Jan 2012 16:01:44 40,936 posts
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    So file sharing sites like Megaupload account for roughly one quarter of piracy not committed using newsgroups and shutting them down won't affect piracy? I guess that assumes people used Megaupload over torrents for a reason other than the couldn't figure out how to make torrenting work.
  • Deleted user 24 January 2012 16:04:08
    I had a mate who used Megaupload over torrents as he believed it was completely safe and there would be no way of tracing him.
  • Scurrminator 24 Jan 2012 16:11:09 8,435 posts
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    But as you long as you only streamed the content (viewed it) there isn't an issue.
    The illegal part is the sharing; so the people that upload the stuff (that's how I understand it).

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

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