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Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arrested.

Post by superunature » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:24 am

oh snap, my (2nd) favorite file sharing website :( gets upward of 1-1.7mb/s dl there.


http://news.yahoo.com/file-sharing-shut ... 11395.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaupload" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.megaupload.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by shiraoky » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:27 am

Oh my gosh O.o They caught megaupload?!
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Well that's too bad.
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Post by HeartClover » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:39 am

Good thing I never used Megaupload XD
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:10 am

fileserve is scared now. they closed their affiliate program and i lost my $15 (yeah, i know it's not much but still...)
mediafire is now my alternative (only downside is the 200mb filesize limit)
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Kordosa » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:38 am

Here's an additional link from ANN on this.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Eater-of-All » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:58 am

"Mega conspiracy"? Was Megaupload plotting to take over the world? :ascii220:

What great timing when the Internet is aflame with SOFA/PIPA protests.
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Post by JLoable91 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:59 am

There goes one of the better downloading site :/...
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Dusk252 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:57 pm

Yep, I actually noticed it this morning when I was going to download a anime PV which Youtube made unavailable outside of Japan... Crap, it was my favorite downloading site... (Not for anime though, for that I've always used torrents.) Well, mediafire is also good, I'll just hope it's not the next.
But seriously, "international organized criminal enterprise" and "mega-conspiracy"? Isn't that way too overblown? I do remember coming across several "down due to copyright claims" links too, so I don't think they didn't make any effort towards putting off those files. (Of course they couldn't - and wouldn't want to either - do that to everything but still...) Well, whatever, I just feel bad for the guys who got arrested due to this. Since they're facing 65 year sentences for providing a service I used to use (and was grateful for) :/
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Elvinsky » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:43 pm

I never liked streaming from Megavideo, especially when you have to click two times on that button thingee for the video to play, and having a pop-up ad (which I frantically close before it fully loads) appear on the first click. >_< (I sure as hell don't want to buy crap from businesses that use pop-up ads and flash ads to promote their products/services/whatever. :evil:) Sadly, when there's no other alternative available or the alternatives are as slow as hell, I resigned myself to watching the Megavideo stream sometimes... -_-

That said, I pity those tho used the MegaUpload site for storing legit back-up files and such. (Wonders if it's time to back-up some of my Photobucket pics somewhere else... And it's on the heels of reading Kordy's horror story with his hard drive... :( )
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by superunature » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:53 pm

tsk tsk tsk, the internet has made it way too easy to illegally obtain copyrighted properties.
I remember going to blockbuster with my dad and rent VHS tapes of movies, dramas, and anime about decade and a half ago.
and until recent years, tvrips were only available in 360p maybe few 480p
as well as no beautiful 1080p bdrips
Though I personally do want support intellectual properties, (owning ~$1800 in anime disks, mangas, cds)
it's probably not possible to buy everything you watch, or listen to for most people.

Though the related industries has taken a hit, internet file sharing has made a difference for the better.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Cross » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:38 am

Kill 'em!
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Post by Metaler » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:30 am

Well, proof that you don't need SOPA if you wish to create a pseudo fascist regime.

But really, some major studios probably complained about MU... And they still made millions. Seriously, someone needs to get punched in the gut here.... Alongside Lars Ulrich.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by superunature » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:08 am

All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.

If this file belongs to you, please login to download it directly from your file manager.

-file sonic
lol other sites are worried. when one goes down, more is to be expected
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Post by Metaler » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:23 am

Filesonic still works for me. I heard they only disabled access from the US.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Eclairs » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:09 pm

no wonder i cant access MU . I guess this is one of the aftermath of the so called bill which was hotly debated in the US. I smell the same thing will happen to DF, FS and other file sharing sites :x.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:35 pm

virtually all affiliate programs in file hosting sites have been taken down.
fansubs groups have just lost a major source of funding. :/
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Post by Bastion » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:11 pm

Jeffrey-sama wrote:virtually all affiliate programs in file hosting sites have been taken down.
fansubs groups have just lost a major source of funding. :/
Sounds familiar.. they were taking down scantilation sites not long ago. Lost my primary source of manga from that, now they're just attacking it from a different side.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Metaler » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:57 am

Eclairs wrote:no wonder i cant access MU . I guess this is one of the aftermath of the so called bill which was hotly debated in the US. I smell the same thing will happen to DF, FS and other file sharing sites :x.
It's not even because of the bill, really. They've been on MU's tail for quite sometime.

Of course, chances are the govt.'s making a whole bunch of crap up. And that's likely, because it's the government. And no government works for the benefit of the people.

Hence, anarchy.
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Post by Bastion » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:01 am

Actually noticed something on this on the scroll of some news channel my dad was watching earlier today, seems like this was a pretty big thing for the world.
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Re: Megaupload Closed, owners and company executives arreste

Post by Metaler » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:04 am

Well, MU was the biggest file sharing site on the planet. Consequently, it affected other sites as well, who are now scared shitless.
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