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Megaupload closed down by the Feds.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Skwink, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    What's your reaction to this?
     
  2. contre

    contre wicked witch of the North

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    Now that they've taken down a pirating operation that uses centralized servers, piracy shall end. No other means to pirate mp3s now kids!
     
  3. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Megaupload has never been the go to place for pirating for me. Fileserve or Rapidshare come to mind, but I have used it to upload documents to send to people and this hurts me.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Never used it, and i think it required registering (?might be confusing it with rapidshare?) which is always a bad idea. But overall i can't say i feel sympathy for those people since they make real money out of it, unlike the poor anonymous persons who just dl some pirated content. So i don't mind if the authorities go after the providers, but i hate it if they hunt down users as a scare tactic.
     
  5. Ayn Rand

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    Good riddance to it - pirates are currently causing us enough trouble on the legislative front. If found guilty, I hope they get serious jail time.
     
  6. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    evidence please, not just a random "estimate"
     
  7. contre

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    If you honestly think shutting down rapidshare or megaupload impacts piracy in any way shape or form, you do not know enough about internet piracy to comment on it.
     
  8. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand Chieftain

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    So if I don't agree with you, I'm obviously too stupid to warrant an opinion. Gotcha!
     
  9. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator

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    Was neither required for downloading, nor for uploading.


    And my reaction: Crap!
    I've used MegaUpload as one of the mirrors for my mod, and I don't think any of the other one click hosters allows such big files.
    Thanks USA :mad:.
     
  10. cardgame

    cardgame Opposed to the typical

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    It's a statement of fact.

    My reaction to the news: this only hurts innocents.

    My reaction to the OP: LOL, "lost revenue".
     
  11. Crezth

    Crezth Idiot Savant

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    Nope, not what he said. He said that this shutting down of megaupload doesn't affect piracy, and your failing to see that demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of how piracy on the internet works.
     
  12. Ayn Rand

    Ayn Rand Chieftain

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    He strawmanned me, as I never made the claim that it would impact overall piracy :crazyeye:
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Well, if anyone needs space for a legit file missing on MegaUpload, I can host them until finding a new mirror (as long as you don't get thousands of downloads a day or something). Just send a PM.
     
  14. cardgame

    cardgame Opposed to the typical

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    It was implicit in the "Good riddance, hope they catch the pirates," post.
     
  15. Crezth

    Crezth Idiot Savant

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    Then perhaps you could explain what you meant in this post:

     
  16. Ajidica

    Ajidica Nerevarine

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    I thought the same thing.
     
  17. contre

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    It really wasn't a strawman. If you think shutting down centralized services impacts piracy in any way then you don't know enough about piracy to comment on it. Megaupload / Rapidshare are a pittance compared to thepiratebay / torrenting protocols.
     
  18. Ayn Rand

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    The same thing as when a murderer or rapist gets caught and sent to jail. I don't care if it impacts on overall crime figures or not, that's not the point. I'm glad that people who pirate should be arrested and dealt with by the court system - that is the correct way to deal with a problem like this in a society of laws.


    Well they had better find a way to make it work, or we get SOPA and other nasties that ruin the internet for decent citizens.
     
  19. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Also what I would like to know is why they took down the site before they were proved quilty. I thought innocent until proved quilty was the rule.
     
  20. contre

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    If you're on trial, injunctions can be had to stop you from continuing your actions until your guilt / innocence is proven.
     

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