Posts Tagged ‘Megaupload’
Kim Dotcom finally speaks out about Megaupload charges.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 04:39 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 30 March 2012 11:00
Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload, was released from jail a few weeks ago and now is breaking his silence about his copyright infringement case. Currently Dotcom is in New Zealand but the US Government seeks to extradite him. He has been gathering evidence which he hopes will support his version of events.
Some emails which allegedly show Dotcom himself shared copyrighted material on Megaupload are the main evidence being used against him. The charges claim Dotcom uploaded tracks by 50 Cent and Louis Armstrong to Megaupload. Dotcom claims that it was a private link to files that he purchased and was not posted publicly. He says the evidence cited in the indictment was merely used to test a private linking feature with his Chief Technology Officer. Read more: Kim Dotcom finally speaks out about Megaupload charges.
Anonymous struck again!
Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2012 01:09 Written by LoganDX Monday, 23 January 2012 01:00
Anonymous broke CBS.com over the weekend. Not just broke it but deleted it, annihilated it, sent it to the afterlife. Visitors were treated to a single index file upon arrival to CBS’ website. The hackers got in an scrubbed everything down, kinda like they tossed a big bottle of white-out into the works. The they went to work on Universal Music, Vivendi, and sevearl Brazilian sites including the one for singer Paula Fernandes. They left a simple message on those last sites, stating “If Megaupload is down, you are down too.” CBS, and Vivendi were able to get running again off of backups but we haven’t heard about the others.
It’s time someone sat down and pointed these chaps to the bigger picture here. Granted, it feels great in the short term for some payback\revenge but long term, they’re going to cause more harm than good. These kinds of attacks are just more fuel to the fire for over-zealous politicians and control freaks. They’ll point to Anon and say “See here, these terrorists are the reason we need tighter reigns.” The rampage last week that took down site for the RIAA, MPAA, the FBI, Copyright.gov and quite a few more just looks like petulant children playing instead of legitimate internet users protesting unfair and unjust legislation.
The online community isn’t taking any of this SOPA\PIPA crap lying down. The more rational minded of us also don’t want to be labeled in the same boat as Anon, pretty much the same way Congress feels about the few decent folks they have in their ranks. Calm down Anon, give it a break for a while. Deep breaths guys.
Anonymous goes full bore on several sites over Megaupload shutdown.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:27 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:27
This has just been a whirlwind of a few days! Wednesday was the Internet Blackout Day, where millions of people protested online the SOPA and PIPA bills. Websites took themselves offline, others manually censored themselves. The protests drew the attention of media and Congress alike. As ground was being captured on the side of Freedom of Speech, the Department of Justice was readying an assault (so to speak) on file-sharing site Megaupload and its operators.
That takedown happened earlier, the site was closed down and people behind it were arrested. The DOJ has levied a long-winded indictment against those involved and is looking to grab as much cash and goods as possible for the RIAA and MPAA. These actions have fired up the wrath of Anonymous, the group of “hacktivists” responsible for many high-profile attack on various websites.
Anon started with the DOJ website and the site for Universal Records. Stating the attacks are purely an act of retaliation, the group plans to keep busy for the unforeseen future. And busy they have been! FBI.gov, Copyright.gov, RIAA.com and MPAA.org have gone unintentionally dark due to Anon’s actions. The sites for SOPA, PIPA and more are potential targets that most likely will go down before all is said and done with. More after the break…
RIAA in love with Justice Department over Megaupload takedown.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:46 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:46
Gee, now is anybody surprised over that statement? I think what is surprising is how the RIAA is describing Megaupload in their statement praising the shutdown and arrests. “Criminal enterprise”, “illegal distribution hub”, “malicious intent” are some of the highlights used by the much despised group. Propaganda takes many forms and never gives quarter to the enemy and boy are the RIAA working this one well.
Of course the RIAA’s website is having technical difficulties thanks to Anonymous. Wonder how that’s working out for them? Hop the break and check out the release for yourselves!