20 Jan '12, 7am

New blog post: US Department of Justice shut down MegaUpload

New blog post: US Department of Justice shut down MegaUpload

The United States Department of Justice has taken MegaUpload.com down. Founder Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, and 3 MegaUpload executives were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand at the request of US government under provisional arrest warrants. About 70 police, some armed, raided 10 properties and seized millions of dollars worth of assets. Not sure if the DOJ have a case here. After all, MegaUpload is just a tool. They aren’t the ones who uploaded pirated materials on their site. It’s their users. MegaUpload might be protected by Safe Harbor. And it is ridiculous to shut down the entire site just because people are using them for piracy. There are also legitimate files like Creative Commons and Open Source stuff on MegaUpload. Is it fair to shut down the service completely? In response to the take down, hacker group Anonymous retaliated by attacking DOJ, RIAA, MPAA...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2012/01/20/us-department-of-justice-shu...

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