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MegaUpload Shut Down

Posted by: Jason Tate (01/19/12)
Megaupload is getting the axe. Federal prosecutors have shut it down and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.
 
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12:17 PM on 01/19/12
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leaving_astoria
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wtf
12:18 PM on 01/19/12
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This is huge.
12:20 PM on 01/19/12
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One down, a million to go. If only the powers that be in D.C. understood how these things worked, we might actually be able to have a positive discussion of how to prevent this, instead of just shutting down websites the government "estimates" have violated anti-piracy laws.
12:21 PM on 01/19/12
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wait. what were we talking about?
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legal question - if they followed the DMCA rules, and took down links upon request - is there a case, and what would it be?
12:23 PM on 01/19/12
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While there is alternatives to illegal downloads, more and more lately it seams. The conversation would be shotty at best because you can't stop 100% of the people from downloading illegal material.
12:23 PM on 01/19/12
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megaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
12:23 PM on 01/19/12
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alright so how do I get my C++ programs off of the website now that they have been shut down?
12:24 PM on 01/19/12
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Just to be clear, this includes megavideo too, right?
12:25 PM on 01/19/12
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Curious how they come up with the financial numbers. That math trickery always gets me ... makes the assumption that a downloader would have bought the item to begin with:

And even those numbers might not be right. The Government Accountability Office has raised further questions and concerns about the copyright industry’s claims of losses here. Part of the difficulty here is that it’s not always easy to tally up the true costs of piracy. For instance, if a person illegally downloads a movie or song that he never would’ve downloaded otherwise, then it’s not clear what the losses actually amount to (the benefits, by contrast, are fairly clear).
12:25 PM on 01/19/12
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Why is the government suddenly focused on this crap?

I think they should be worried about fixing the economy.
12:26 PM on 01/19/12
Jason Tate
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alright so how do I get my C++ programs off of the website now that they have been shut down?
Why aren't they in Dropbox? Or github?
12:26 PM on 01/19/12
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12:27 PM on 01/19/12
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Why is the government suddenly focused on this crap?

I think they should be worried about fixing the economy.
If there was a magic "fix economy" button - it would have been already pressed.
12:27 PM on 01/19/12
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oh shit.
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