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yeah sorry i read "defend them" and thought more ... "get upset about this" for some reason. reading fail. people who had legitimate files have a right to be upset but not defend the company's illegal practices. i agree. my bad...
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
 

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In your very humble opinion of course. ;) I'd like to see you top it. :laugh: Now quit trolling.
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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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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The people running MU were bathing in money, have you seen dotcom's house, did you see all the expensive cars they confiscated. They were obviously making lots of money by committing obviously illegal activity, they got caught, what is the problem.
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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#83
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.
 
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#84
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.
 
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#85
A little off topic, but according to [H] he was the number one multiplayer in MW:3:
http://www.hardocp.com/news/2012/01/22/kim_dotcom_1_on_fbi_pirate_list_modern_warfare_player
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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#86
This is why megaupload was really shut down.

Quoting a user on torrentfreak
Megaupload INADVERTENTLY caused this by offering artists 90% of their earnings through the use of Megabox.com. Hollywood shit its pants and used their attack dogs to bring it down quick.
Artists were really going to get the cash they deserved. Artists started to sign up and the RIAA/MPAA immediately had to stop this. This whole thing would eliminate the RIAA/MPAA completely. Completely eliminate the middle man. This was all about destroying the progression of technology. They are trying to cripple the internet now. They don't want a internet business model. They don't want to change. They want the internet to shut down so they can force you to watch tv and buy magazines again still. Controlled mediums. Filtered and monitored content. Censored to the neck.
"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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"Megaupload INADVERTENTLY caused this by offering artists 90% of their earnings through the use of Megabox.com."
Is there any kind of concrete information with the Megabox thing? Links, sources, etc...
 

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#89
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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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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Is there any kind of concrete information with the Megabox thing? Links, sources, etc...
http://torrentfreak.com/from-rogue-to-vogue-megaupload-and-kim-dotcom-111218/
You would expect that a label representing an artist knows how that artist sounds, no? I think what really happened is that UMG realized how powerful our message was, how potent it would become, and how positively it would affect Mega’s image. From rogue to vogue. They decided to stop us at all costs, that becomes clear when you see the defense strategy of UMG in court. They have nothing and they don’t even care.

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 direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings.

We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free. 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. You can expect several Megabox announcements next year including exclusive deals with artists who are eager to depart from outdated business models.
http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-swizz-beatz-120120/
Beatz’s appointment connected MegaUpload to many of the biggest musicians in the business. This could have come in handy as MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom was working on a plan to crush the major “dinosaur” labels, who he says are not giving musicians what they deserve.

Mega’s competing music venture is/was called Megabox, a site that would soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers. And unlike the traditional record deals where artists get only a fraction of the revenue, with Megabox the musicians would get to keep 90% of earnings.

Needless to say, the raids and arrests today delayed this plan.


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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#93
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.

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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#94
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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#95
Judge Delays Megaupload Bail Decision, More Site Operators Arrested

In a New Zealand court today, a judge delayed the decision to grant or deny bail to Kim Dotcom, the larger than life founder of Megaupload.com. The prosecutor said that since multi-millionaire Dotcom had multiple identities, four dozen credit cards and a history of “fleeing criminal charges” he represented a flight risk “on the extreme end of the scale”. In the meantime, two other site operators were arrested in Europe.

Last Friday, the founder of MegaUpload, Kim Dotcom, was denied bail in an extradition hearing in New Zealand.

Dotcom, who was raided by 76 armed police in helicopters the day before, is wanted in the United States alongside other key MegaUpload employees on racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering charges.

Today, he reappeared in court again. Dotcom denied charges of copyright infringement and money laundering and said that he was the victim of a campaign to paint him in the worst possible light.
On the other side of the world, two other Megaupload operatives have been arrested in Europe. Although currently unnamed, they are believed to be Julius Bencko, 35, Mega’s graphics designer from Slovakia and Andrus Nomm, 32, programmer and head of the development from Estonia.
Even the graphics designer has been arrested!

In the meantime, an immigration scandal is forming around Dotcom’s New Zealand residency. This week authorities there confirmed that it had taken Dotcom’s colorful past into consideration before giving him permanent residency in 2010 – but only after he’d invested NZ$10 million in government bonds.
Opps NZ government.
 
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#96
Petition Seeks Probe of MPAA 'Bribery' Over SOPA

A petition to investigate alleged bribery of politicians by the Motion Picture Association of America was created Saturday at the activist website "We the People" by a Texas man.
....

"A so-called 'blackout' is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals," he added.
So said Chris Dodd, MPAA CEO



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

He accused the technology companies behind the protest of "resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns." He declared that the protest "is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today."
 

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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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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.
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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Memory 6x4 GB @ 1333 | 2x 8G Gskill Aegis DDR4 2400
Video Card(s) Nvidia GT 210 | Nvidia GTX 970 FTW+
Storage 4x2 TB Enterprise RAID5 |Corsair mForce nvme 250G
Display(s) N/A | Dell 27" 1440p 8bit GSYNC
Case Lian Li ATX Mid Tower | Corsair Carbide 400C
Audio Device(s) NA | On Board
Power Supply SeaSonic 500W Gold | Seasonic SSR-650GD Flagship Prime Series 650W Gold
Mouse N/A | Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard N/A | Posiden Z RGB Cherry MX Brown
Software Centos 7 | Windows 10
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.
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.