This is big news in New Zealand today. Who knew the founder lived here in our little country. I don't really use the site unless I'm grabbing stuff off of there.
That Kim Dotcom was involved into MU was an open secret, That had to blew up one day.
I don't get that, it isn't illegal to offer free storage online is it? besides, they can just as well take google down, coz it leads to ALL illegal content
To be exact, they went down as of 20:55 GMT +1 (8PM for me)
I guess Assembler Games isn't really affected by this :)
We (SOR) knew this when it actually happened...
Last edited by Shinebi; 01-20-2012 at 04:08 AM.
the first of many such sites i would imagine, i hope not as this is a big loss for many
Megaupload's URL was removed, but not their actual server: http://22.214.171.124/ they asking everyone to spread their URL again.
This really sucked, Megaupload is one of the best filesharing sites to use and been using them for years.. Of course I'm not the one to pay for this "service" but anyhow it was annoying to hear.
Last edited by PS2Guy; 01-20-2012 at 04:19 AM.
They were shut down for the following:
* Money Laundering
* copyright infringement
* distributing content that was 'being prepared for commercial distribution'
* Aiding and abetting criminal activities
(Wow, they had an income in excess of $175 million dollars?!? That's some serious dosh!)
Thats not the first bust of that kind. Filehosters pay uplaoders to use their service to files get hosted with them and services can make money from the downloaders. Thats the business model involved and that broken their neck most likely. What is more scary is that they can qoute emails form 2006 in the papers and are just after them since 2009 and that the FBI can bust a company doing their business basicly in China. Guess it was a bad idea to host the servers in Virginia here.
same as alot of the old release groups, they were targeted not just because they were releasing pirated software but alot of them had side earners that were causing more hassle than simple piracy
I'm sure the RIAA and Universal had absolutely nothing to do with this either, pending litigation and all.
Last edited by APE; 01-20-2012 at 11:18 AM.
My feedback thread, since it seems somewhat difficult for people to find.
Thread about this topic at hand already exists.
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