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MegaUpload.com Shuttered: One Month 'Black March' Media Boycott Slated For March 1st

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    No problem and no offense taken at all :)
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    I just got a news that tomorrow will not work google and facebook :D
  3. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    In your very humble opinion of course. ;) I'd like to see you top it. :laugh: Now quit trolling.
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  4. WhiteLotus

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    You fail to realise that even google itself is exactly the same as MegaUpload. You fail to realise that there was HUGE volumes of illegal material on MegaUpload, from childporn to who knows what.

    You are so obsessed with sticking two fingers up to the government that you have no clue as to what this means. You think that because company "X" makes lots of money then they are somehow screwing the rest of us over. You fail to realise that it was you that helped them get that big in the first place, and are now throwing your rattle out of the pram because you can't get what you want.

    Whilst I don't agree with SOPA etc, I do agree that something needs to be done to curb the blatant theft of property through an electronic method. If this was a raid on a DVD store and all the DVDs were stolen what would your opinion be? "Lock up the theives" or "Support the theives, go rob a DVD store"

    Since you seem to be the only one on TPU that writes any opinion based news on the topic concerning piracy, and your views heavily sway to supporting piracy, then it reflects badly on TPU and quite frankly, I am of the opinion that appointing you as a news caster was a big mistake.
    No moderator, staff member, or news editor should promote or condemn anything. It is not their job to do so.
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  5. Tatty_One

    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Please refrain from specific comments about news reporting styles, news material and personal feelings about individual news contributors, feel free to comment on specifics to THIS report posted, all non specific feedback to this item should be posted here.....

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69318
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  6. Platibus

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    Yeah, I just read about that. Perhaps the claims of money laundring are true. In that case, I'll be glad to see these guys behind bars for a long time, organized crime is something I despise beyond words.
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    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    Surprise surprise. This guy used legit file sharing as a front for his illegal activities. I bet a lot of people right here on TPU even contributed in a way to his ill gotten gains. People came to his defense so quickly without questioning. Pretty sad state if you ask me. I am glad megauplad is shutdown and if you boycott buying things in March over this then you need to go outside and read a book for once because your brain ain't working right.
  9. entropy13

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    Filesonic is shuttered as well.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/filesonic-shutters-another-file-sharing-site-bites-the-dust/67670


    Summary:
    MegaUpload
    Closed.

    FileServe
    Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.

    FileJungle
    (Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

    UploadStation
    (Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

    FileSonic
    Sharing disabled. Closed affiliate program. Deleting files and accounts.

    VideoBB
    Closed affiliate program.

    Uploaded.to
    Banned USA IP addresses.

    FilePost
    Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)

    VideoZer
    Closed affiliate program.

    4shared
    Deleting multiple files.
  10. xenocide

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    A long time ago he apparently was a "top" Quake 2 player. I guess he was an admin in a league he ran, and used to ban people that beat him. Not sure if that's 100% true, but I read it on a couple Gaming\Tech-Oriented sites.

    The guy was an asshole, and was probably doing tons of illegal shit. He was leasing his house because the NZ Gov't wouldn't let him buy the land for failing his "morals" or "good character" test that they make all land purchasers take. His charges range from Rackateering to Insider Trading. Piracy wasn't the only motive, it's just the only one people cared about.
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    "Megaupload INADVERTENTLY caused this by offering artists 90% of their earnings through the use of Megabox.com."
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    Filehosting will be dead soon. I bet they would love to kill filesharing too. So all media and information will go through their hands.
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    Is there any kind of concrete information with the Megabox thing? Links, sources, etc...
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    I am not any kind of happy with mega upload being down. I for one hosted legitimate files on that site. I really havent lost anything but instead its more of a hassle since some of my link sI need to go re change. The issue I have with this is that I already know this will play out for all other file sharing sites. Thats just how it works. All the FBI needs to do is run to the same judge and cry oh noes debbie does dallas is on the following sites


    fileserver
    mediafire
    filedropper
    rapidshare
    fileden
    filefactory
    sendspace
    wupload
    zshare

    now you can cry conspiracy nut all you want if you disagree. l but who is going to stop them? Seriously? I have a problem with how easy it is becomming to do this. I find it a problem because they dont seem to care about collatiral damage. they will take down everything as long as


    Big companies make money(universal, sony, THX, lucas arts, some rapper)

    average people get to play pillow fight with another inmate for a place to sleep.

    Its rediculous. who seriously downloads GB movies off of file servers anyway? Shit takes forever for installers anyway. I wanted to blow my brains out getting a hak pack for nwn that weighs almost 400mb if i saw you getting an 8GB BD rip id smack you in the face.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I would be interested to know the percentage of files hosted that are actually illegal, though i doubt it will ever be known.
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    http://torrentfreak.com/from-rogue-to-vogue-megaupload-and-kim-dotcom-111218/
    http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-swizz-beatz-120120/


    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/indu...unches-megabox-online-locker-1005730552.story
    http://www.prefixmag.com/news/megaupload-launches-music-service-megabox/60024/
    http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2011/111221airvinyl
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    I hate censorship, greedy capitalist pig's. What's a few file's between friend's? We still pay for 99% of it
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    That is exactly how theses sites make money. Try to make you pay for premium account. And yes, MANY people use these sites to upload and download huge HDrip movies and games. Pirate sites are littered with hundreds of links and there are even automatic downloaders out there. I'd wager that most of the paying users are pirates. Like Usenet.
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    That Megabox idea sounds exactly like the solution to Piracy woes from an artists perspective--too bad artists aren't the ones hunting down Pirates, it's the stupid record labels...
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    Judge Delays Megaupload Bail Decision, More Site Operators Arrested

    Even the graphics designer has been arrested!

    Opps NZ government.
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    Petition Seeks Probe of MPAA 'Bribery' Over SOPA

    ....

    So said Chris Dodd, MPAA CEO

    [​IMG]

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/248552/petition_seeks_probe_of_mpaa_bribery_over_sopa.html#tk.hp_new

  22. Easy Rhino

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    Back in my day, if we wanted to transport unlicensed music to our friends we used FTPS. Setting up an FTP server takes all of 5 minutes and you have complete control over who has access. Why anyone thought putting their warez into an online service was a good idea is beyond me.
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  23. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Duh! +1
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    1. Not everyone has or want to maintain a server.
    2. Some people make money on file sharing sites. That's right, you can actually earn money or at least points (which can be used to buy premium codes) by sharing files. In this case every download counts.
    3. Usenet binary groups. It's where most wares came from and it's also a bunch of servers that you have no control over.
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    1. It is easy.
    2. Make money of legal file sharing is fine. How many of those people are out there. :rolleyes:
    3. I use Usenet for DOWNLOADING not for sharing. FTPS is excellent for sharing.

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