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Mick

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Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« on: January 19, 2012, 04:42:18 PM »

... what about the numerous files uploaded there by modders/skinners ... ??  ??? ???

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jan/19/us-government-megaupload-piracy-indictment
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 07:25:03 PM »

Not to mention ALOT of payware aircraft for fsx is uploaded onto megaupload. I have a few files on the site as well...that i have now lost
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 07:59:01 PM »

It's a bullshit indictment which will be thrown out of court by any judge worth his salt.

But in the meantime the damage will be done, Megaupload will be out of business.

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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 08:04:53 PM »

Wow...
Soon, we shall be one...

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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 09:23:12 PM »

Well.... shit.
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 09:56:34 PM »

The US has gone mad, they created the internet and now they are going to take it away from us, as if they own it, which they don't. I don't think those politicians really gave any thought to the effects of these laws on the rest of the world. The consequences of their un-justified actions will affect us all! Now every file server will have to move to countries like Switzerland. Time to go hire some chinese hackers.  ::)
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 10:21:55 PM »

And here is the great part!
I wrote three of my representatives in the last week. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Barbara "Hope she dies in a fire" Boxer (D-CA), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)( >:().
Representative of the two political parties here in the US.
From Jeff Denham:

"Dear Mr. Dotson,

Thank you for your letter regarding intellectual property rights and content piracy online. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this issue and your opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), H.R. 3261.

Online content piracy is a major challenge to our intellectual property protection and is illegal.   While the scale is difficult to gauge it is clear that piracy is a major cause of lost revenue for American firms both domestically and internationally.

It is extremely important that we continue to proactively take the steps necessary to ensure artists will keep producing the work that we all enjoy by protecting their copyrights from piracy. At the same time, we must always be wary of government regulation– especially in the ever-changing and expanding internet world. We must be careful that in our attempts to protect content and stop piracy, we must not unnecessarily hinder technological advancements and innovation.

On October 26, 2011, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 3261. This bill aims to promote prosperity, creativity, and entrepreneurship by combating the theft of intellectual property. It would make additional enhancements of federal law to combat property theft. Like you, I have serious concerns with SOPA as it currently stands. The language is broad and could have serious unintended consequences. Congress needs to work with the technology and user communities to craft laws that protect against piracy without hampering innovation...  "


And from Dianne Feinstein:

''Dear  Mr. Dotson :

I received your letter expressing opposition to the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act," commonly known as the "PROTECT IP Act."  I appreciate knowing your views on this matter.

The "PROTECT IP Act" (S. 968) gives both copyright and trademark owners and the U.S. Department of Justice the authority to take action against websites that are "dedicated to infringing activities."  These are websites that have "no significant use other than engaging in, enabling, or facilitating" copyright infringement, the sale of goods with a counterfeit trademark, or the evasion of technological measures designed to protect against copying.

The bill does not violate First Amendment rights to free speech because copyright piracy is not speech.

America's copyright industry is an important economic engine, and I believe copyright owners should be able to prevent their works from being illegally duplicated and stolen.  The protection of intellectual property is particularly vital to California's thriving film, music, and high-technology industries.

I understand you have concerns about the "PROTECT IP Act."  While I voted in favor of this bill when it was before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have also been working with California high-technology businesses to improve the bill and to address the concerns of high-tech businesses, public interest groups and others.  I recognize the bill needs further changes to prevent it from imposing undue burdens on legitimate businesses and activities, and I will be working to make the improvements, either by working with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) or through amendments on the Senate floor.

On May 26, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the "PROTECT IP Act" for consideration by the full Senate.  Please know I will keep your concerns and thoughts in mind should the Senate proceed to a vote on this legislation.  As you may be aware, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) has introduced similar legislation, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (H.R. 3261), in the House of Representatives...''


Boxer has yet to reply, but I doubt I will receive anything different from that simpering socialist ninny.

What a crock!
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 10:50:21 PM »

dark days, indeed...... :(

i had just finished d/l'ing the 4.11 patch, luckily. couldn't get the hotfix, though, as MU was no more by then. ffs..... >:(
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 02:20:28 AM »

Fascism!
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 02:31:11 AM »

+1
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 03:27:16 AM »

Here's a video of Kim Dotcom on court:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZPe97vZJXM

On the SOPA/PIPA issue, I've made my rant on the matter at this forum, you may want to take a look. It's a real shame of what the crap the US and its cronies are pumping right at us...  ???
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Re: Megaupload closed by the FBI ...
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 03:31:27 AM »

That's an absolutely non subtle threat and a warning to the rest like vulgar gangsters or it's me? ???

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