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Audiofile and Megaupload

Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 08:31:36 PM
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g0HiB0PrdprLqIHlwUdYtB05l2sA?docId=c93737704b504930a11fc307d67b674d

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McLEAN, Virginia (AP) One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.

An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.

The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.

A good number of the uploads are on Megaupload aren't they :(

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 09:50:39 PM

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 10:27:35 PM
going to be a pretty big undertaking considering the percentage of music in the audio forum that was hosted on megaupload, but we should begin moving over to mediafire and rapishare asap.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 10:33:12 PM
Also remember this:

http://tinyurl.com/olae

Phoenix

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 10:45:08 PM
going to be a pretty big undertaking considering the percentage of music in the audio forum that was hosted on megaupload, but we should begin moving over to mediafire and rapishare asap.

Why did Megaupload get closed but not Mediafire and Rapidshare? Are these other two safe bets?

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 10:59:10 PM
The money laundering part is the single major statute, although I'm not clear how that ties in with file sharing web sites. Notice how copyright appears twice as if for window dressing. Money laundering is an assault on the economic viability and very existence of the state itself. Enough of it can destroy currency value, causing political mayhem followed by an extreme change in policy and leadership (Weimar-->Hitler e.g.). This is the usual activity of criminal operations, foreign agents and terrorists, or revolutionaries in Third World states. They are suddenly going all out, openly and boldly for a reason.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 19, 2012, 11:42:15 PM
also, this is the CEO:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swizz_Beatz

it's pretty unlikely he'll escape this thing unscathed, even if he hasn't been charged yet. 


Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 03:23:12 AM
Anonymous is about to discover all about deep-packet inspection and logging. But looking at the bright side, they won't be virgins anymore.

This is going to be an assload of work re-uploading this stuff to other servers, but I think it's a wise thing to do. Even if Megaupload comes back, it's going to be a long time from now and will probably be without content.

Anyone know how we should divide this labor up? I say we start with the upload pages for the bands who are featured in the DLA.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 03:26:29 AM
I could just look up all the major stuff and see what is already on mediafire, but I can't guarentee that the stuff in the files is legit in every case.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 03:29:48 AM
Better to have something than nothing...

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 03:31:23 AM
I'll start with Burzum and the big stuff.

It'll be about a half hour from now though.  I really like to put things off.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 04:25:42 AM
Just so everyone knows, they are taking down copyrighted stuff at what seems to be a high rate, but I am still finding files.  I'll keep at it for another hour or so tonight and continue tomorrow, but the writing is pretty thick on the wall.  Maybe the spell will pass soon, otherwise, I think maybe torrent or private spaces will be needed.

Phoenix

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 04:55:26 AM
Why search for this stuff online, don't y'all own it, on CDs or digitally? Why not share it on programs like Soulseek instead of hosting it somewhere? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there's any risk sharing files on the lesser-known peer-to-peer things like Soulseek.

Re: Audiofile and Megaupload
January 20, 2012, 05:09:17 AM
Also remember this:

http://tinyurl.com/olae

I'll just leave this here again, if Transcix or others want to volunteer...