Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Website, MegaUpload

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And so it begins... Read the article--it"s informative.
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Male 111
This is drating bullpoo
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Male 1,239
too much but entertainment is the common mans escape from his pooty drudgery middle class life. Without some release what`s the point of working so hard when you still can`t even afford the little things. They would if the distribution of wealth was different but I digress.

Like someone else said, I`ve gone back to books. I cancelled my tv, netflix, everything but my net and I spend my money on books. They are better for your mind, imagination, and pocketbook.
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Male 1,239
If people could easily afford movies and music they would pay for it. Loius CK charged 5 bucks for his last special and pulled a cool mil. Paid for production(250k), that much more in bonuses for the people who helped make it, 300k to charity and 200k for him. Could he have made more? Ya, and then some despite pirates. That`s called distributing wealth while still pulling a profit without being greedy. It`s the ideal way capitalism works. Sadly, these companies charge as much as possible without losing the majority of sales, pay as little as possible to the low end workers, rake in cash hand over fist and then waste half that to buy off politicians to impede on normal peoples freedoms to try and stop the small percentage of stealing. It does add up but most people still pay. The fact that they push the price up as far as they can without losing the majority means they still exclude a small (growing fast) group of people who can`t afford it. It`s not right to steal even if they charge
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Male 1,239
This is like shutting down FedEx and arresting it`s top people because some people send illegal items with their services. So long as they aren`t intentionally helping people to do so and are doing what they can to stop it (ie removing it when they become aware of it which they do if I`m not mistaken) I don`t see how it`s their fault if some people are abusing it.
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Male 4,902
I guess no one is with me :-(

you guys suck
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Male 5,094
I wonder if the feds appropriate the customer email lists.

Evil_Eye, I`m going to give you two keywords, but will in no way be held responsible if you decide to search for them or not:

utorrent
btjunkie
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Male 221
the only thing I ever used megaupload for was downloading legal android roms
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Female 399
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU WHAT
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Male 2,384
drat.... thoes drating bitches
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Male 1,442
Ah darn it... that was my only way of watching anime. We don`t have anime on the TV here and DVD`s are rarly found beyond online at £20-30 for 6-10 episodes... I never even heard of it till 2008.

I have a long day of googling ahead of me at some point.
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Male 10,440
How utterly stupid. There are a dozen other sites that offer exactly the same service.
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Male 2,790
who put a bunch of old guys in charge of the internet? they have no idea what they are screwing with.

I agree. Start the Cyber War. they only they can win is shut down the entire internet completely which will cause them to loose a sh*t-ton of money so i doubt they would.
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Female 51
Makes me so mad. Just another way to make the rich richer and the poor more poor.
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Male 1,510
Kim Dotcom???
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Male 5,148
Anonymous is already striking back, the sites of RIIA,UNIVERSAL,Mpaa and Department of Justice are hacked and unreachable. Let`s the Cyber War begin.
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Male 328
A little part of the internet just died today.
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Female 418
this is a major disappointment. whats next, is youtube shutting down as well?
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Male 335
What an awesome name: "Kim Dotcom". He must have made that up himself?
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Male 12,365
Something else doesn`t make sense...if the copyright companies *really* thought sites like Megaupload were making huge amounts of profit from copyrighted materials, why aren`t the copyright companies doing it instead and making those profits themselves?

Of course, they don`t really believe it. They`re just power-grabbing in hand with the USA authorities and making up numbers to rationalise it.
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Male 13
How can they say they lost 500 million in a month. Just because I downloaded doesn`t mean I, or any other down-loaders, would have bought it. They still have there movie, so they can`t say I stole it either.

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Male 2,214
Cops murdering people. Is this the best use of our tax dollars?Go weed out the dirty cops,and if you have 5 minutes left,then go after file sharing.
Oh, sorry, forgot about cops raping women...sorry Ladies.And male victims.
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Male 914
I don`t have a problem with the entertainment industry going through traditional legal avenues to sue copyright violators. What I don`t accept are their attempts to grant themselves special powers to take Minority-Report-esque measures against potential future copyright violators.
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Female 50
Also the guy next door is playing his music loud enough for me to hear and I am pretty sure he doesn`t pay royalties - guess I beter report him too!
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Female 50
Fine! If that`s how they want it I will not use file sharing sites, I also won`t buy their stuff. Off to the charity shop I go to get some of these paper things called, what was it, oh yeah, books. (Stupid anti piracy bollocks)
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Male 224
US postal service is next; have to stop all the people mailing pirate dvd`s to eachother.
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Male 1
I hope the feds dont shut down IAB then where is Tosh.O going t get his material from.
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Male 2,440
Oh, please, Feds. Cut off one head, two shall take its place. Hail Hydra!
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Male 25,417
The downloaders had it easy for to long.. this was bound to happen and its only going to get worse.
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Male 4,902
Sh*t, It`s the beginning of the end. When IAB get`s shut down I will commit Seppuku in protest,

WHO`S WITH ME??????!!!!!

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Male 7,378
Reading a history of Hollywood today. It seems the entertainment industry was formed out west so they could avoid those pesky copyright laws. Irony or hypocrisy?
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Male 341
MY PORN!!!! WHAT HAVE YALL DONE!!!???
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Female 836
NOOOO! That`s my main source of entertainment!
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Male 1,122
ForSquirel that was a fantastic analogy.

Even bureaucrats could understand that:

You don`t close the road and sue the guy that built the highway just because people using it are breaking the law.

Uh oh a speeder, road closed.
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Male 1,582
They better be careful. If you start drating with everyone`s major sources of entertainment, they`re going to have a national riot on their hands. I myself would love to beat the poo out of the draters that did this.
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Male 5,811
Ahh yes, magically "lost revenue". Because everyone who downloaded something off that site was obviously just about to go to a store and buy it, but then the internet boogeymen came and told them they could get it for free.
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Male 60
pooty times ahead
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Male 483
...F*ck the police.
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Male 2,390
This is in itself just idiotic. I`m sure we all know what MU is and what it`s used for, but it`s just a service. To say they are 100% liable for the content held and used in their service is like saying state governments are guilty for drug trafficking because illegal drugs are carried/transported on public roads.
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Male 1,625
Megaupload was one of those sites that actually pulled links, quite quickly in some cases, of copyright infringing material.

it did its part of removing illegal content, just as youtube does.
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Male 730
This is nonsense. I pirate movies occasionally, and if I didn`t have that option, I just wouldn`t watch those movies. Modern media corporations can`t keep their business model relevant and they don`t know why, so they`re lashing out at other successful entrepreneurs in frustration. Grow up and let your outdated company die like big boys.
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Female 1,780
Link: Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Website, MegaUpload [Rate Link] - And so it begins... Read the article--it`s informative.
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