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PostPosted by MarvelousMe » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:27 am

In a major online piracy crackdown, the Justice Department on Thursday charged seven employees of Megaupload.com with turning one of the world's most popular file-sharing websites into an "organized criminal enterprise."

The DOJ accused Megaupload of being part of "an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works."

The charges come the day after a widely publicized day of protest by members of the online community over the anti-piracy SOPA and PIPA bills currently before Congress, and bolsters the Obama administration's argument that they can effectively police the most egregious forms of copyright infringement with the tools available in current law.

"For more than five years, the conspiracy has operated websites that unlawfully reproduce and distribute infringing copies of copyrighted works, including movies — often before their theatrical release — music, television programs, electronic books, and business and entertainment software on a massive scale," argues the Justice Department in a statement.
The estimated harm of the copyright infringement, according to the allegations, is over $500 million.
The DOJ asserts that Megaupload is a massive operation that has more than 1 billion visitors, 150 million registered users, 50 million daily visitors and accounts for 4 percent of the total traffic on the Internet.
In addition, the DOJ says that the organization allegedly earned more than $175 million in illegal profits through advertising revenue and premium memberships.
The indictment charges the seven defendants and two corporations — Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited — with laundering money by paying users through the site's uploader rewards program, and paying companies to host content.
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by SHADE 45 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:29 am

4% my ass. Porn only makes up like 1% of the internet so I fucking doubt megaupload is 4%
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by Longshot » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:12 am

SHADE 45 wrote:4% my ass. Porn only makes up like 1% of the internet so I fucking doubt megaupload is 4%


There's no way that porn is only 1%. It's gotta be a solid 20% of my internet use and I'm not even that much of a perv.
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Re: Megaupload shut down

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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by #Foxxc# » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:57 am

What they fail to realize, is the majority of us pirates are pretty tech savvy and will find another way around your barriers.
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by ILOVEMATTHARDY » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:21 am

That's because you guys love your booty.
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by ArJay » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Double entendre!
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by bountyhunter » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:12 pm

God I really want to thank the two posts above me. Where is the rep/thanks?
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Re: Megaupload shut down

PostPosted by ArJay » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:32 pm

bountyhunter wrote:God I really want to thank the two posts above me. Where is the rep/thanks?


The new setup either doesn't allow or doesn't have the code for thanks. I really miss whoring out my thanks though.
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