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January 19 2012 @ 05:12 pm
BBC News - Megaupload file-sharing site shut down  
BBC News - Megaupload file-sharing site shut down

Megaupload, one of the internet's largest file-sharing sites, has been shut down by officials in the US.

The site's founders have been charged with violating piracy laws.

Federal prosecutors have accused it of costing copyright holders more than $500m (£320m) in lost revenue. The firm says it was diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material.

The news came a day after anti-piracy law protests, but investigators said they were ordered two weeks ago.

Angelserenitysangel on January 20th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Fraking annoying! Tried to access it the afternoon and then found out about it's closer.
Jill aka Jo: Sanct: best behavioursireesanwar on January 20th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
I can't believe they took it down. Think of all of those people's personal files that they lost.
Angelserenitysangel on January 20th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
I know! But I guess all they see is the illegal stuff they were after and copyright infringement stuff. It's scary this whole SOPA/PIPA thing is like the beginning of Big Brother...
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Khal Drogosireesanwar on January 20th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
So often we don't stand up for our rights so it just becomes one more thing they can step on.
Angelserenitysangel on January 23rd, 2012 12:37 am (UTC)
Yeah. It's really scary! Just hope and pray it doesn't get passed.
chelona81.wordpress.comchelona81.wordpress.com on January 20th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
just read about it and that is gonna affect on me quite bit, coz i have been using it a lot lately..mostly dl stuff. *sighs*
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Lady Broch Tuarachsireesanwar on January 20th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Me too. I think that is why they shut it down but I feel like they should have warned people because I'm sure there are people who are just putting up their personal files.
nightfog: the scream queenunightfog on January 20th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)

but payback or rather Anonymous is a bitch! *heheee*
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Dorisireesanwar on January 20th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Anonymous? What? You confused me which really isn't hard to do.
nightfogunightfog on January 20th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
this is a group of hackers...read more here...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16646023
Jill aka Jo: TVD: Katherine in masksireesanwar on January 20th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oh that is funny. I mean I can understand that people are downloading stuff illegally but I hate the idea of punishing everyone just to stop those doing what they "shouldn't".
Ceciliecila81 on January 20th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
I heard it yesterday. I can't belive they did that. So stupid! It was the best file sharing site available. What's next? *sigh*
Jill aka Jo: Hug: SPN Dean Sympathysireesanwar on January 21st, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
I wasn't a fan. I like Box.net (though you can't have a lot unless you pay) and MediaFire best.
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Jill aka Jo: GOT: Dany with a whispersireesanwar on January 23rd, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I reposted that when I saw in on another friends posts.