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Old 01-20-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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yes i did.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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Heheh, I haven't even heard of megaupload til now.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Heheh, I haven't even heard of megaupload til now.
Me either. But this sounds totally reactionary to public opinion on SOPA and PIPA. This is big brother telling us that they're right and we need them to fight the good fight against online piracy.
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I used mega uplaod for 10 year to send clients data that were to dumb to use a FTP. There are 1000 like it but they are the biggest and endorsed by a bunch of musicians.
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and then the other reaction was anonymous taking down a few sites...
department of justice and the riaa to name a couple
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After reading all that, I have one question. Does anyone doubt that the site was mainly used for exchange of copyrighted material like movies? Why are we pretending that they are anything but thieves? How is stealing from the greedy, overcharging movie producers any better than them? Two wrongs do not make a right.
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Are you trying to argue that illegal actions of one party justifies the illegal actions of another, rleete?

You trollin', bro?
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After reading all that, I have one question. Does anyone doubt that the site was mainly used for exchange of copyrighted material like movies? Why are we pretending that they are anything but thieves? How is stealing from the greedy, overcharging movie producers any better than them? Two wrongs do not make a right.

You should probably go seize 6 million dollars worth of his automobiles and other personal assests, cut him out of a safe room to arrest him, and then one day take him to court and hopefully find him guilty of something.

Lets start with @gmail.com. I've totally used my email address to send questionable material to another person, so we should go sharpen our pitchforks.
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I'm not saying what the gov't did was right. Certainly there methodology was too heavy handed. There are better ways of shutting them down than storm trooper style.

But at what point do you say enough, and do something about it? Anyone else here have intellectual property stolen?
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errr day.
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remember when lars went after napster?
and after napster became a pay-site...there were a million alternatives that popped up?
there are already a number of alternatives to megaupload.
where there's a will, there's a way.

ANY PIZZA
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If we didn't "get all Castro" on MegaUpload, who would the MPAA give all their money to? All that tax-free charity money to politicians will go to waste.
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BTW, Filesonic went down today, I guess Rapidshare is next. Upload.to supposedly banned all US IPs. Suddenly we're starting to look like North Korea. With any luck, the MPAA can bring down the internet.
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mediafire's still up
shhhhhhhhhh
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They should have been taking down Mix96.3 and Sony, because they facilitated a TON of unauthorized song copying on my part during the early 90's.
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I like how all these people in coastal Louisiana stole anywhere from $1-250,000 from FEMA and the LA Office of Community Development and we have a list of a few hundred of them, but that's not enough money to warrant investigation. However, shutting down Megaupload and others is a viable solution.
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