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Old 01-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Justice and FBI Crack Down on Megaupload.com - ABC News

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The Justice Department has indicted seven individuals and two companies behind the popular file sharing website Megaupload.com which has been touted by stars will.i.am, Kim Kardashian and Puff Daddy.
Feds claim this has nothing to do with SOPA/PIPA and the indictments are the result of a 2 year investigation. Of course the indictment didn't come without a backlash.

Anonymous attacks DOJ site after feds shut down Megaupload - Jan. 19, 2012
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Hours later, Megaupload's fans turned the table on the feds. "Hacktivist" collective Anonymous said it set its sights on the U.S. Department of Justice and apparently knocked the agency's website offline.
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In retaliation for #Megaupload's shutdown, @AnonOps takes down justice.gov, universalmusic.com, and RIAA.org. geekosystem.com/anon-justice-u
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Well, so much for watching movies online. Also, Anonymous' DOS attacks on the DOJ website and on that other website really won't have as much of an impact as this will.
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Well, so much for watching movies online. Also, Anonymous' DOS attacks on the DOJ website and on that other website really won't have as much of an impact as this will.
I don't know what the endgame is for Anon but it's fun to see them wreck havoc against UMG and RIAA. Not sure I totally agree with the DOJ attack but I don't exactly feel sorry for them either.

Still can anyone explain what type of effect a DDOS attack really has on sites like UMG and RIAA? It's not like they rely on those sites for sales. Does it cause them to loose money?
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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Lol, they're back. If you have any personal files backed up on the file sharing site get them now.
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I don't know what the endgame is for Anon but it's fun to see them wreck havoc against UMG and RIAA. Not sure I totally agree with the DOJ attack but I don't exactly feel sorry for them either.

Still can anyone explain what type of effect a DDOS attack really has on sites like UMG and RIAA? It's not like they rely on those sites for sales. Does it cause them to loose money?
Sure, it's nice to see Anon stand up for the common consumer, but in the end the impact is minimal. Also lulz at MU being back up already. That was quick.
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Sure, it's nice to see Anon stand up for the common consumer, but in the end the impact is minimal. Also lulz at MU being back up already. That was quick.
MU is dead. Nothing is showing up at megaupload.com and the dns servers have that good ol' US government notice.
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MU is dead. Nothing is showing up at megaupload.com and the dns servers have that good ol' US government notice.
Well they were back for a short time apparently. I wouldn't honestly know because I don't use megaupload for anything, other than when I occasionally watch a movie online.
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Rumor has it that the impetus to shutdown MegaUpload came from a source other than the piracy. They were in beta of a new MP3 service that cut record labels out of the loop. The artist directly uploaded, got 90% of the profits, and were even compensated when the megaupload service gave songs away for free (I'm sure a flat fee vs. download, but still).

A service like that would render labels useless. Although, it may be harder for new artists to get professional grade sounds without the backing of a label, but I'm sure something could help fill that role. Maybe a label that ::gasp:: changes with the technology.

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Digital Music News - MegaUpload Is Now Launching a Music Service Called MegaBox...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/11131408...ts/HQJxDRiwAWq

Seem to use the same source, but found the first link from the 2nd. Preparing for another semester of school by giving ALL THE LINKS!
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Rumor has it that the impetus to shutdown MegaUpload came from a source other than the piracy. They were in beta of a new MP3 service that cut record labels out of the loop. The artist directly uploaded, got 90% of the profits, and were even compensated when the megaupload service gave songs away for free (I'm sure a flat fee vs. download, but still).

A service like that would render labels useless. Although, it may be harder for new artists to get professional grade sounds without the backing of a label, but I'm sure something could help fill that role. Maybe a label that ::gasp:: changes with the technology.

Links:
Digital Music News - MegaUpload Is Now Launching a Music Service Called MegaBox...
https://plus.google.com/u/0/11131408...ts/HQJxDRiwAWq

Seem to use the same source, but found the first link from the 2nd. Preparing for another semester of school by giving ALL THE LINKS!
Wow, yeah God forbid a business change with the times. I really hope Megaupload wins their court case and gets back online. I'm starting to think that for the sake of the internets evolution the MPAA and RIAA need to go out of business.
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Wow, yeah God forbid a business change with the times. I really hope Megaupload wins their court case and gets back online. I'm starting to think that for the sake of the internets evolution the MPAA and RIAA need to go out of business.
I'll second that. They need to adapt or die. There'll never be a shortage of ways to keep earning revenue. It's sickening that these idiots could potentially be setting our society back when we already have assloads of problems as it is.
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I'll second that. They need to adapt or die. There'll never be a shortage of ways to keep earning revenue. It's sickening that these idiots could potentially be setting our society back when we already have assloads of problems as it is.
I'm past the adapt part. I'm actually convinced now that we'll be better off if the Big 10 (6 studios and 4 record companies) go out of business completely.

And speaking of adapt or die the NFL isn't much better. They've throughly abused their anti-trust exemption with their exclusive DirectTV deal. When high quality streams become the norm they'll probably want Patriot-Act like powers as well instead of trying to provide legitimate services that let fans watch the damn games.
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