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Megaupload finished: Feds shut down file-sharing giant without SOPA

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#51
you do know this right.
joint effort? more like:
US: do this or we will ruin you.
Them: well, ok then.
there is a difference between being tried in your country and being extradited to america to face trial against an american company. yes it's their media but if a corporation can reach across borders into your country into your home what can't they do?

the RIAA/MPAA are what's scary here. what they are capable of and willing to do really makes your wonder how far this will go.
 

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#53
Well apparently there country sees this as wrong too!
And thus no extradition should happen in the first place, and they would be tried in their respective countries.

or they would stop this!
Only if extradition was not "requested" in the first place. So a bit of a paradox there.

They can stop it you do know this right.
They can't stop the extradition. But had there have been no extradition "requests", they would not have been sent to the US, understandably.

So if there country and there laws sees steeling as wrong then they are also agreeing they have to stand trial for this crime!
Standing trial within the country has been their first-choice, for obvious reasons. But not for the RIAA/MPAA, because the "quality" of laws, as well as the penalties, vary from country to country. At least with the United States, they have much greater influence with the government.
 

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#54
Whatever I guess it is just fine to steal. Fuck America, Seems to be the talk.
 
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WTF? You people talk as if they are NOT steeling! What? We Americans are now the BAD GUYS again? Because these people were clearly making a profit from stolen goods! But now BAD America steps in and takes them down! What right do you Americans have doing this? Well just remember it is also a joint effort on behalf of there country as well! They are thief's! And now you see them as hero's? For stealing? For making a profit from pirating movies , Music and software? And you think that is ok?
Imagine a corrupt mayor (now there's an easy task), when he/she is indicted, awaiting trial, could you imagine hearing calls to tear down all motorways and road networks built by him or her during his or her term of office? Now imagine those roadways were digital communication channels, that spanned several countries: I believe we are allowed to question the authority of the FBI to close down the site. On the level of international jurisprudence alone, the ramifications of recent events have not yet come to light.

Insofar as the owners go: they are scumbags, or the media will endeavour to portray them as scumbags, which more or less amounts to the same thing. However, given that many users employed the site for legitimate purposes, there are clearly grounds for separating the proprietors and the sevice they provided, perhaps even grounds for legal action against the US.

Without in any way attempting to justify or provide support to the owners, such questions will necessarily be asked with no intent to cast the US in a poor light or advocate an anti-American stance, at least for my part.
 
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The guy got charged by his country for insider trading - earning him a whopping $1.5 million in stock value - and he got 1 year probation and a $100k fine. NZ Obviously wasnt taking care of the punishment part. Read up on his wiki page, really insightful
 
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#57
all these ANTI sopa and pipa protests are doing is exactly what they want us to do... stop DLing and viewing stuff on the internet.

i say FUCK THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS and download EVERY FUCKING THING YOU CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF OVER THE NEXT 6 MONTHS.

FILL THOSE 8TB's OF HARD DRIVE MONSTERNESS YOU HAVE SITTING AROUND THE HOUSE!

try to saturate 100% of your bandwidth with 100s of torrents of illegally obtained music, movies, tv shows, games, ebooks, ETC.

what are they gonna do.... come to every house in the world and write us all tickets?

THERES NOT ENOUGH TIME LEFT IN YOUR LIFE TO WAIT FOR THAT COURT DATE IF THEY ARE CALLING IN EVERYONE WHO DOWNLOADS CRAP.

i run a computer repair business and 98% of my clients DL "illegal and copyrighted" data in some form or another. most commonly TORRENTS.

how about someone get a huge fucking cable and drag a ship out into international waters and host the "illegal filehosting sites" from there? THEN its under almost no ones jurisdiction and therefore NO ONE can touch them... but i suppose they could still block the IP addy. Do like craigslist and have servers all over the world host your stuff so you cant pinpoint the real host.


THE BIGGEST thing about this SOPA and PIPA crap that pisses me off is the FACT that NONE of the assholes writing this stuff up even know how to use any of this technology that they are fighting so hard against. LEARN SOME SHIT ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU TRY AND SAY ITS BAD YOU WORTHLESS FUCKING PEOPLE. its like if i had never ate a banana in my life and tried to tell everyone on TPU they are horrible tasting and not good for you. WHO AM I TO TELL YOU THAT IF I'VE NEVER TRIED A BANANA MYSELF?


and if you dont think im serious about this.... i will tell you this> I call time warner 3-5 times a week to bitch about them capping my DL speed on torrents of time warner published materials such as movies made by warner brothers and games made by subsidiaries of time warner. after all... they dont stop me from DLing the stuff... they just make it take forever to finish.
it would probably bemore effective if one of the bastards walked into a library with internet access
i walk past the first 5 people on their laptops and what do i see
utorrent
Utorrent
youjizz
The pirate bay
utorrent
They try to scare people but all people do is go to a hotspot and download(alot faster too)
my libary always maxes out my connection;);)
 
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#59
Rip
filesonic is dead now

MY FAVORITE FILE SHARING SITES ARE DEAD NOW

GOD DAMMITWHEN WILL THIS STOP
 
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Sad...there is so many...crummy people in the world. :'(
 
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The license plates on his cars tell the whole story.
 

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#62
it always has been and will always be about "MONEY". Nuff said.
 
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Addendum: Regarding the monetary harm of Megaupload’s activities, the Justice Department characterized it, without explanation, as “well in excess of $500,000,000” since 2006. And although that number is probably meant to impress, it’s somewhat baffling. Even without a per annum breakdown, it comes nowhere near the annual piracy losses claimed by the major industry groups—whether the BSA’s $58 billion loss claims for software losses in 2010 or the “conservative” $26 billion estimate for movie, music, and software piracy from 2007, which lazy journalists still allow to circulate. This for the site that MPAA called “By all estimates… the largest and most active criminally operated website targeting creative content in the world.”

Since we’re using made up numbers here, let’s make up some more–and for the sake of argument, some extremely favorable ones for the Justice Department’s effort to paint Megaupload as the big bad. Posit that all $500 million in losses came in 2011. Posit the $26 billion loss number. Megaupload’s contribution to the pirate economy tops out at 2%.
http://torrentfreak.com/meganomics-the-future-of-follow-the-money-copyright-enforcement-120124/