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Why Big Media Really Shut Down MegaUpload: To Kill The Competition

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Thanks to AnnCore for this news tip. :toast:
 
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Is it any sort of a surprise that the USA is run by business, for the business, by the business?
 
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Nevermind the e-mails between the employees bragging about how they deliver pirated goods via their service. Or the fact they disabled the "abuse" button that would only remove a single link to a pirated file not the pirated file itself. Naaaaaa. These guys were angles with 18 cars and licenses plates that said "EVIL," "MAFIA" and "GUILTY." I'm sure the racketeering charge is made up too.
 
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Its wasn't a US business, so the US has no jurisdiction there, it should have been handled by the local authorities, and just shows how the US and their power is more focused on media rights than terrorists and real threats to the public. It makes me feel safe knowing they are protecting my music from me and my ability to use it how I see fit.
 
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Its wasn't a US business, so the US has no jurisdiction there, it should have been handled by the local authorities, and just shows how the US and their power is more focused on media rights than terrorists and real threats to the public. It makes me feel safe knowing they are protecting my music from me and my ability to use it how I see fit.
You can't blame the US. Those assholes are in another country. Their own government is handing them over. So the RIAA bought off the entire New Zealand government too? Or maybe......just maybe.......these guys are guilty of something?!
 
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Is it any sort of a surprise that the USA is run by business, for the business, by the business?
It's just ... ... ... business as usual.

YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!! :roll::laugh:
 

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Its wasn't a US business, so the US has no jurisdiction there, it should have been handled by the local authorities, and just shows how the US and their power is more focused on media rights than terrorists and real threats to the public. It makes me feel safe knowing they are protecting my music from me and my ability to use it how I see fit.
Great sarcastic post and I love the highlighted bit, especially. :D
 
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You can't blame the US. Those assholes are in another country. Their own government is handing them over. So the RIAA bought off the entire New Zealand government too? Or maybe......just maybe.......these guys are guilty of something?!
Yeah, because the kiwis are really gonna tell the FBI no to anything.
 
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The irony is, if convicted, they'll be sentenced significantly heavier than the folks over at Goldman Sachs and the revered Bernanke who played as big of roles as Bush in destroying America. That's the U.S. of A for y'all folks!
 

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Welcome to the police state of America people. :shadedshu
 
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lets call it for what it is... Facism.
 
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The prime minister here in NZ atm is pretty pro USA so they're gonna comply with USA. Plus the government is against piracy atm so thats another reason to bring these guys to court.
 
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Have the three-strikes been passed in the NZ already? Or it's yet to be deliberated?
 
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You can't blame the US. Those assholes are in another country. Their own government is handing them over. So the RIAA bought off the entire New Zealand government too? Or maybe......just maybe.......these guys are guilty of something?!
Even if they are, you know as well as I do, that there DEFINITELY was money changing hands. Whether in the literal or the figurative sense, somebody in those governments got something from someone to hand them over.
And here's the thing that should make you question it, why would those countries hand those people over to the US when they supposedly broke laws in THOSE countries.
It just makes no sense.
 
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Or maybe. Just maybe Kim Dotcom wasn't a NZ citizen and NZ doesn't give a crap about what happens to him?
 
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That's one sad news for humanity. MegaUpload should file a lawsuit for $10billion against whoever shut this service down. Come on, we all know how that lobbyist do their business : they throw absurd allegations in the media, like intention to murder or sexual abuse. Maybe that dude Kim is eating children too. Heinrich Heine once wrote "That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people also."
 
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doesn't surprise me...hell in a small town nearby you're not allowed to own any chickens b/c there's a major chicken company there.

I think the whole shutting down MegaUpload due to "piracy" is bullshit. I can't remember how many times i've tried to download an image of a disc (due to mine being too scratched up, etc) and got a message along the lines of "the content has been deleted due to a copyright infringement". An example being when I wanted to download Jane's Fighters Anthology because disc two has a large crack going from the center to the outer edge of the disc.
 

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Ooohh you sound so confident qubit. It must be true what you say. You are truly a messiah.
 
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well if there is actually any truth to this, the artists involved should already be going amok over this (in a metaphorical, online protest publishing way), shouldn't they?
and not just a minor amount of indies, because it just sounds too good to be true...it's the business model so many people, that are opposing copyright legislation ( including myself), are preaching for how long now?
and i guess there should be at least some preliminary contracts that could be published to prove that...
i dunno, as long as there is nothing out in that regard, i'd say it's just people spinning conspiracy theories to make mr dotcom (how i hate that name...his name is kim schmitz. it just proves how much that guy is craving for recognition and kinda shows his true motives) look like some kind of big time benefactor who didn't just want to make money with doing just a little actual work...

that said, i don't deny the media industry hasn't an agenda that would support this behaviour, but i'll put it into internetforum speech:
"screenshot, or it didn't happen!"

i truly hope someday, someone will actually come up with the proposed business model and has lots of success with it, because that would be a win-win situation for everyone (yes, even the media industry) in the long run...
 
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Or maybe. Just maybe Kim Dotcom wasn't a NZ citizen and NZ doesn't give a crap about what happens to him?
He invested NZ$10million in government bonds however, in exchange for residency.
 
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Where are artists in this conflict ?
They've got the power or PR, and thay can be making a lot more money instead of feeding fat liches.
 

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wow just wow, way to go USA
 

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Welcome to the free world.
 

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well if there is actually any truth to this
It is true, according to qubit. There's not a hint of doubt. There's no evidence of course, but that hardly matters. :shadedshu