What's Hawt: "The US feds have authorized MegaUpload’s hosting providers to go ahead deleting data from its servers as early as Thursday."
Well, I think we all knew this was coming... Let's hope it stops here.
It won't stop until "millions of innocent users" cease to use such servers for pirating and other illegal things.
someone needs to scour the tos. you can sue the us government for this. if you paid for a service and followed the contract you have rights. smh so the FBI went and downloaded all the content they wanted for "evidence"
NOOOO I STILL HAVE A SEASON OF HOUSE TO WATCH!!!
To the torrentmobile!
Know he any good ones? I prefer streaming to be honest.
@ MidnytRain http://www.yourtvseries.net... Best streaming site imo
I'm already inside! I have a hungry 5 TB stack sitting on the side here begging to be filled before the U.S Gestapo reaches some of my favs.
The internet will be so much quicker!
Im sure theres legit stuff there... assholes.
PR companies used it every day, I noticed lately they all switched to using YouSendIt which isn't nearly as fast for some reason.
I know the flight sim community heavily depended on it for larger scale projects. There was a big uproar over at the avsim forums when news came of the shut down. I feel it for those guys, but I do hope they had offline back-ups.
I know tons of people that have mega upload accounts for legit and private files and stuff. I laugh and say you have a mega upload account apparently tons of people do.
Torrent sites only seed things that are popular so this really does suck. Plus, all these other file sharing sites like Fileserve are closing shop for the most part. Fuck our government! Now all the obscure music, movies, anime, etc. that I like is now impossible to get ahold of because: 1. the stuff is out of print or never received a public release or 2. is overpriced by the lack of an import market in america. so to reiterate, FUCK OUR GOVERNMENT and fuck that Jim Sterling looking fat idiot for using American servers!
Who needs SOPA when they can shut down sites at will!
ACTA is coming my good sir. the fbi can only shut down sites under investigation and with clear purposes of providing illegal content.
Funny how they played the THEY HAD SERVERS IN THE US card... When bandwith is cheap as hell and safe in Hong Kong. Here's a fun story: I used to work at PokerStars, the world biggest Poker site. When the US decided to pass a ONLINE POKER IS LEGAL AS LONG AS WE REGULATE IT (ie: set up shop in Nevada for hosting it) we were raided and suddenly there were claims that we had "processors and servers in the US". We didn't and never did.
Well the thing is if they hosted all their content is China, downloads would be no where as fast as they are now. They wouldn't be able to promise high speeds to their premium customers. Most large sites (even static sites) use content distribution networks located across various continents to split the load over different regions. It's a technical common sense practice, but not common sense legally. The US won't touch servers in Russia and China, so whoever wants to operate a file locker from now on will have to resort to those measures.
these guys are getting what? 40-50 years? While a guy in the UK whose'd killed a baby and gets 18 months. Ridiculous
did you heard of the kasey anthony case? she killed her daughter and she was released free of charges.... hyper ridiculous.
Yeah or Breivik who get's 21 years (and probably only have to serve 14) in a 5 star facility in Norway for killing 91 people and injuring several dozen
The prisons in Norway are like vacation resorts.
i hope its all backed up and someone opens up a sister site. torrent isn't my thing. only things that have a lot of seeds (i.e. only popular stuff) have decent download speeds. not only that, i have a hard time finding the more ambiguous material out there as it is. this sucks.
yes we live in a disgusting world when pedos that rape 5yr olds get less time then internet pirates. these companies already make billions. enough to change the world and solve all its problems, yet they create more sloth greed addict problems and do nothing but want more and more and more and more and more and more and more. the people learn how to share so they change the laws and jail the anti corporate anti greed basterds.... sick mad mad world
stop fucking with our entertainment you greedy bastards!
Who said they got 50 years? I don't agree with what's going on, but calm down with spreading false information, just to cause up a stir.
what? its already been confirmed the main megaupload guy is getting 50 years in prison...
No he has not. Dunno where people are getting this. See morventhus' post below.
Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, was arrested Friday at his luxurious mansion in Auckland, New Zealand. Dotcom and other Megaupload executives were charged with racketeering, money laundering, copyright infringement and more. If convicted, they could face up to 50 years in prison. if hes convicted he potentially getting 50 years... http://www.ibtimes.com/arti...
Exactly, thank you. @clos How has he been convicted already? Stop saying, "He has been given 50 years" when he hasn't.
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