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Offline zorgon

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2012, 09:21:50 PM »
FileSonic has disabled file sharing in wake of Megaupload takedown

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Some filesharing sites are reining in their services in the aftermath of the recent high-profile shutdown of Megaupload. FileSonic has disabled all file sharing functionality on its website, restricting access so that users may only download their own files.

Megaupload was a popular file locker service that allowed users to upload files and share them with other users. The FBI pulled the plug on the Megaupload website last week when seven of the company's top personnel were charged with conspiracy. The 72-page indictment claims that Megaupload willfully distributed pirated movies and other copyright-infringing content.

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RapidShare, which is one of the leading file locker providers, told us last week that they aren't concerned about a raid. According to RapidShare, legitimate hosting providers have nothing to fear—as long as they comply with requests from rights-holders and don't turn a blind eye to piracy conducted with their service.

FileSonic, which is another leading file locker provider, is apparently approaching the matter differently. The company disabled its sharing services entirely, potentially reducing its exposure to legal risk. The content hosted by FileSonic is no longer generally accessible to download. Users can only download files that they have uploaded themselves.

FileSonic has disabled file sharing in wake of Megaupload takedown

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2012, 09:25:52 PM »


List of other File Sharing services taking action... seems the fear is taking hold.
List compiled by Destiny of Souls at ATS

MegaUpload/MegaVideo
Closed.

FileServe
Deleting multiple files. Closed affiliate program.

FileJungle
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

UploadStation
(Owned by FileServe) Deleting multiple files. Testing out blocking some USA IP addresses.

FileSonic
(Owned by Fileserve)
Can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally.

VideoBB
Closed affiliate program.

Uploaded.to
Banned USA IP addresses.

FilePost
Started suspending accounts with infringing material (doing what Hotfile did)

VideoZer
Closed affiliate program.

4shared
Deleting multiple files.


R.I.P. FileSonic & Uploaded.to

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So you have no doubt heard about the insanity surrounding the shutting down of MegaUpload, particularly the wild story about how the file-sharing website's founder was arrested in high fashion. Well, this has all clearly spooked other file-sharing services, including FileSonic. If you go to its homepage, you're greeted by a message that reads: "All sharing functionality on FileSonic is now disabled. Our service can only be used to upload and retrieve files that you have uploaded personally." Not only that, but Uploaded.to is no longer available for use in the U.S.

Wow. Do you think anyone else will fold in light of the ongoing witch hunt? And could a major player like Mediafire go under?

R.I.P. FileSonic & Uploaded.to

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« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 09:32:25 PM by zorgon »

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2012, 10:38:14 PM »
From the looks of this, laws dating back to 2008 are cited as the legal
means in which these agencies are shutting down these sites, and
confiscating the properties...

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Google, Wikipedia, and the millions of Americans who joined last week’s protest against giving the government new authority over the Internet may have missed something: Federal agencies already have that kind of power, at least over websites registered in the United States.
 
Under a 2008 law called the Pro-IP Act, federal authorities can seize the assets of a company charged with copyright violations. The Justice Department exercised that muscle on Thursday, when it shut down one of the Internet’s most popular file-sharing sites: Megaupload.com, accused of distributing illegal copies of music, movies, and books.

A company’s assets include its Internet address, or domain name. Under the Pro-IP Act, the government can seize that domain name from organizations that violate copyrights as long as the online address ends in .com, .org, or .net. Those addresses are issued by a registry based in the United States and are subject to US law.
 http://bostonglobe.com/business/2012/01/23/federal-government-has-power-shut-down-registered-websites/USiFgcGkNm46VoJTsho0LN/story.html

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2012, 08:33:41 AM »
I just cruising around looking at what effect this latest shut down *via voluntary means* has caused.  Certaintley a lot of talk, but new names have shown up... As though that was not going to happen???  ::)

When I see Newshost's shut down.... You know its this is very serious.  And funny enough the largest independant ISP in Australia mirror's a Newshost for their clients, who also happened to design an interesting Network in Oz :D

http://www.internode.on.net/about/management_team/simon_hackett/






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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2012, 08:39:12 AM »
If anyone could find the Fox News Video that spawned this article that would be SO AWESOME!

I found this today whilst cruising over a motogp website/forum where they are also worried about this nonsense

MPAA Directly & Publicly Threatens Politicians Who Aren't Corrupt Enough To Stay Bought
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Reinforcing the fact that Chris Dodd really does not get what's happening, and showing just how disgustingly corrupt the MPAA relationship is with politicians, Chris Dodd went on Fox News to explicitly threaten politicians who accept MPAA campaign donations that they'd better pass Hollywood's favorite legislation... or else:

"Those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake,"

Read more at Techdirt:

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120120/14472117492/mpaa-directly-publicly-threatens-politicians-who-arent-corrupt-enough-to-stay-bought.shtml




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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
found this stuff



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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2012, 03:34:55 PM »
This is insane & so unfair ! It cannot be aloud to
Happen! this is like the end of the Internet as I
know it, I won't jepodise sites I'm a member of
out of respect for the site owner a everyone else
but i won't bow to these Internet sopa bullies either  >:(
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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2012, 06:47:44 PM »
Well if they can't ram the legislation down your throat they can always resort to badwidth caps and exorbitant user fees.



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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2012, 09:31:20 PM »
Why the feds smashed Megaupload



The US government dropped a nuclear bomb on "cyberlocker" site Megaupload today, seizing its domain names, grabbing $50 million in assets, and getting New Zealand police to arrest four of the site's key employees, including enigmatic founder Kim Dotcom. In a 72-page indictment unsealed in a Virginia federal court, prosecutors charged that the site earned more than $175 million since its founding in 2005, most of it based on copyright infringement.

As for the site's employees, they were paid lavishly and they spent lavishly. Even the graphic designer, 35-year-old Slovakian resident Julius Bencko, made more than $1 million in 2010 alone.

The indictment goes after six individuals, who between them owned 14 Mercedes-Benz automobiles with license plates such as "POLICE," "MAFIA," "V," "STONED," "CEO," "HACKER," GOOD," "EVIL," and—perhaps presciently—"GUILTY." The group also had a 2010 Maserati, a 2008 Rolls-Royce, and a 1989 Lamborghini. They had not one but three Samsung 83" TVs, and two Sharp 108" TVs. Someone owned a "Predator statue." Motor bikes, jet skis, artwork, and even 60 Dell servers could all be forfeit to the government if it can prove its case against the members of the "Mega Conspiracy."

The case is a major one, involving international cooperation between the US, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Canada, and the Philippines. In addition to the arrests, 20 search warrants were executed today in multiple countries.

Megaupload controlled 525 servers in Virginia alone and had another 630 in the Netherlands—and many more around the world

The MPAA doesn't have any doubts, though. "By all estimates, Megaupload.com is the largest and most active criminally operated website targeting creative content in the world," it said in a statement. "This criminal case, more than two years in development, shows that law enforcement can take strong action to protect American intellectual property stolen through sites housed in the United States."


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/why-the-feds-smashed-megaupload.ars

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2012, 05:45:32 PM »
OR could the reason have been because the RIAA was about to suffer a serious blow to their profits?  ;)

MegaUpload Is Now Launching a Music Service Called MegaBox...


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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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There's another gigantic wrinkle in the MegaUpload drama.  Not only is MegaUpload fighting tooth-and-nail against Universal Music Group, but they're now planning the launch of a cloud-based music locker, download store, and do-it-yourself artist service.  It's called MegaBox, and it's already up in beta with listed partners 7digital, Gracenote, Rovi, and Amazon MP3. 

 Actually, this is technically a relaunch of an earlier concept, and a perfect re-stab at major label opponents.  "UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," MegaUpload founder Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz told Torrentfreak this week.


http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2011/111221airvinyl


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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2012, 11:21:56 AM »
SOPA was bad enough...Obama still rammed this through without issue.  >:(

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2012, 12:38:54 PM »
Seems like the World leaders are trying to create a rebellion so they have an excuse to crush it and further their agenda?

Pretty deep game, I can't see how many moves ahead they are in this one. Tryrants often hide their true intentions posing as "the good guys" until their plan is revealed, but who are the real Tyrants.

Who are the puppet masters pulling the strings and why?

What would be the motive?

7 Billion people between Organization and Chaos - Theres the problem...

So what is the solution?

Either we can find it or they will.
( We won't like their solution - unless you're into the whole totalitarian dictatorship thing. )

"Together we stand, divided we fall" - so if we don't stand together and get our $hit together - we will fall.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2012, 12:58:45 PM by Captain Dave »

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2012, 01:39:06 PM »
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Not sure about the sentence being real but it might happen.  What a joke!

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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2012, 04:13:49 PM »
EU Signed ACTA today...  :(

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Today, the European Union and 22 member states signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. They have now joined the US and seven other nations that signed the treaty last October.


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Today’s signatories included the EU, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Last October, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States signed ACTA.


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Re: WARNING - Internet Under Attack - MUST READ
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2012, 05:35:23 AM »
As elliriem113 states the ACTA law now being passed
Is kicking protests off all over the EU nations.
I've just been watching it all on Russia today and people
are not happy. This is all happening so fast. Where will it end?
SOPA & now ACTA then this Internet kill switch that was talked
about is just crazy. yes I understand people's rite to have there
work copyright'd and protected but only so much can done by the
owner of said content. people will always download stuff for free so
I can't see a way of stopping this but these Internet laws are too much
To soon IMO.
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