You will not read a more exciting document today than the MegaUpload indictment. This thing has it all, to the point where it refers to the company as “Mega Conspiracy” on numerous occasions. No matter how you feel about MegaUpload — yeah, a lot of copyrighted material passed through it, but the mixtape subculture, for example, may struggle without it, and Swizz Beatz needs to find a new sixth job — this is seriously riveting stuff. They will someday make a movie about Kim Dotcom, and it might be a more exciting film than the Julian Assange movie.
0:28 // 1 year ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation moved against a group of suspected online pirates Thursday, targeting the popular file-sharing website megaupload.com a day after Washington lawmakers were besieged by complaints about legislation designed to crack down on the online sharing of pirated copies of music, movies and other material, people familiar with the matter said.
Investigators said there was no connection between arrests in their two-year investigation and the political firestorm that erupted this week over a pending vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act.
This is a big deal, and even if it’s not related to SOPA, the timing certainly does a lot to put it on the minds of those worried about the law.
14:40 // 1 year ago