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Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Site One Day After Web Protest ^ | January 19, 2012 | Brendan Sasso

Posted on 01/19/2012 2:35:21 PM PST by Biggirl

The Justice Department seized, one of the world's most popular file-sharing sites, and several of its related sites on Thursday.

Prosecutors charged seven employees of Megaupload with criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit racketeering and other charges.

Each faces up to 55 years in prison.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: feds; filesharing; megaupload; web

1 posted on 01/19/2012 2:35:28 PM PST by Biggirl
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Yeah, if anyone deserves 55 years in prison, it’s those file sharing guys...I mean, as oppossed to child molesters, murderers, illegal aliens who chop people up and spread their body parts around the Hollywood sign and all.

Thank God we have the US federal ****ing government.

2 posted on 01/19/2012 2:39:33 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

There’s your proof that we don’t need SOPA, the existing laws in place work just fine.

3 posted on 01/19/2012 2:40:37 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Biggirl

More crap from the media, attempting to create a false impression that the protests had something to do with protecting “piracy”.

4 posted on 01/19/2012 2:41:42 PM PST by transducer
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To: Biggirl

Intent is to totally shut down the internet except for their own propaganda uses, isolate, destroy morale, ingenuity and freedom of any kind with the final solution of Agenda 21 population control.

Soilent Green will be required if Agenda 21 is ever implemented.

5 posted on 01/19/2012 2:43:30 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: dfwgator

It’s proof that the MPAA bought Dodd, Dodd rented Congress and the White House, and the White House rented the Justice Department’s tools for international criminal warrants.

6 posted on 01/19/2012 2:44:22 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Surrounded_too

I don’t think they’ll have us eat each other (I could be wrong, it’s happened in history). They’re content with just burning us, I’m sure, then THEY may eat us, as trophies.

7 posted on 01/19/2012 2:47:03 PM PST by JDW11235 (
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To: Biggirl
"Each faces up to 55 years in prison"

...and John Corzine will retire in luxury.

8 posted on 01/19/2012 2:48:13 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: All

Anonymous takes down government & record label sites

9 posted on 01/19/2012 2:55:28 PM PST by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: JDW11235

Those in charge of Hollywood will get very little uptick as people will not buy old junk. Free old junk is an advertisement-tease to induce viewers to watch the new episodes on TV. That means more eyes for the advertisers. Free junk had placement ads that will now not be seen and some shows had full advertising — FREE TO THE ADVERTISER, who will now not benefit from those extra eyes digesting the products being sold.

This Administration is a spiteful nazi enterprise, exacting revenge upon anyone who stands in their way.

These Hollywood types are not normal people. They are faithless socialists who will pay Obama with campaign contributions. That’s a big motive.

Eventually, they will learn that they shot themselves in the penis.

10 posted on 01/19/2012 3:09:21 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: OafOfOffice

More, More More, How do ya like it ??????

11 posted on 01/19/2012 3:12:46 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Surrounded_too

Hey, Skink !!

You just lost 2 million more votes.

12 posted on 01/19/2012 3:14:50 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Surrounded_too

UPS truck just drove up.

I thought it might be Obama’ Gitmo Express coming to take me away.

13 posted on 01/19/2012 3:20:58 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: dfwgator

No doubt about it, dfw.

But, I think this is a bit much...racketeering and 55 years, seems like huge overkill.

I’m glad I’m not them >_>

14 posted on 01/19/2012 3:24:38 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: transducer
Exactly, the mainstream media knows that SOPA would have allowed the government to censor and destroy the Internet. I didn't see anything about the protest on the local city paper. The media are the most evil cretins ever. IF the media are for something then you know it is evil and statist. If the media are against something then you know it's good. The media hid SOPA for months . The media were hoping that Congress would pass SOPA without the American people even being aware of it.

There was no coverage prior to Wednesday's Protest. Imagine these evil demons giving so little coverage to a historic protest, with such importance and magnitude where the Internet rose up to fight the tyranny of Congress, Hollywood and the media. Google did the right thing. I hate the media.

15 posted on 01/19/2012 3:24:51 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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Isn’t free republic also at risk to a takedown?

16 posted on 01/19/2012 4:15:25 PM PST by RalphC.
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To: RalphC.

Yes. This thread should keep being bumped up to the top of the news.

New Zealand grabs them at the extortion of one-world government proponents.

It is a state of war against the general population of the supposed free world.

17 posted on 01/19/2012 4:41:14 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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