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The War On Terror Online Piracy Continues! Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com!

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Bad news for online movie streamers and music downloaders…

Federal prosecutors have indicted Megaupload.com and feds have shut the cyberlocker down.

Founder Kim DotCom, formerly Kim Schmitz, was arrested in New Zealand along with two others on behalf of the U.S.

Before being shut down, Megaupload featured several celebrity endorsements, including Kanye, Alicia Keys, and Kim K.

The company even listed Swizz Beatz as its CEO!

The site tried to fight back before the shutdown, saying that the accusations against them were "grotesquely overblown."

The following statement was on their site before it was killed.

The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch.

The website allowed users to upload and share film, tv shows, music and files too large to send through email.

Megaupload claimed that most of its practices are legitimate and the Motion Picture Association of America begs to differ.

The MPAA claimed the site robbed them of over 50 million big ones!

We'll see if this case goes anywhere or any other sites go down.

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13 comments to “The War On Terror Online Piracy Continues! Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com!”



  1. 1

    God, I pray SOPA or that PIPA shit does not pass. Whoever thought to create that 'stuff' is a fucking moron.



  2. 2

    fuck this people!!! bring back megaupload or I'll become a serial killer I swear!! some of us are not millionares to buy every movie and music we like

  3. Laura says – reply to this


    3

    Tell me where i can send some $$ to Kim for his defense. Better him than mpaa/congress



  4. 4

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!!!! FUUUUUCK!!! It's all your fault perez.



  5. 5

    Hey way to delete my comment. Truth hurt?



  6. 6

    we all know perez is against SOPA because then he wouldn't be able to copy and paste from T..M..Z HAHAHAHA. But in all seriousness that means that like every britney video on youtube would be taken down :( ((((((((( and i just can't live like that.



  7. 7

    How about the US government uses its time and money a little better. Let's finally charge bush with war crimes or put in some actual gay rights legislation and stop wasting tax payers money on something that the majority of us have come to know and love. Canada really needs to band together with some other countries and take over the USA cause the government is corrupt and useless to us all.



  8. 8

    Well if the motion picture industry would get their heads out of their asses and start offering streaming content at non-outageous prices without country locks then maybe all this underground sharing wouldn't happen. Not that it matters they shut down LimeWire and Napster in the day and people are still finding ways to get music and files for free so as long as the smart users and pogrammers are free from influence the internet will remain open and free and sharing "their" content. By the way a lot of times it get's leaked because an underpaid PA is angry with them so maybe if they started paying the labor better it also wouldn't happen.



  9. 9

    I don't like SOPA or PIPA. But people need to come out their pockets and buy for shit and stop stealing and illegally downloading. And the music people and motion picture people should lower their pictures.These are hard times but people don't need to be stealing and pirating. And huge Entertainment corporations shouldn't be raping our pockets. POINT.BLANK.PERIOD



  10. 10

    pay*



  11. 11

    prices*



  12. 12

    This is so unfair. I live in Switzerland, and I can't watch TV shows at the same time as you, I have to wait like a year for the season to come out! So US government and TV SHOW PRODUCERS, we know you only care about money but why don't you let people watch TV shows without annoying them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  13. 13

    Well I don't like the idea of a few people making millions off of this. The people who did the work deserve the $$$$. Not someone who sits in his mansion with a shotgun knowing he is doing wrong and runs scared when he's finally caught up in it. And then to drive those expensive cars he has purchased with illegal money? Then to throw a license plate on that says"God". I hope they lock him and his buddies up for a long time. HIs buddies with license plates that read "hacker" and "guilty".