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19 de January de 2012

Founder of Megaupload was Arrested and the Web Site Closed

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Incredible but its true, the founder of Megaupload was arrested and the website closed. Megaupload was one of the largest file-sharing sites on the Internet and is offline since Thursday (19). The founder of the company and several executives were accused of violating anti-piracy laws in the United States.

According to these same sources megaupload gave more than $500 million in damages for facilitating piracy of movies and other content. The company defends itself by saying that whenever a file was reported it was almost instantly removed from their servers.

The Wall Street Journal also says that in addition to seven arrested in the United States, other four were also arrested in New Zealand and one in Australia. The site is called “a criminal organization that has members to act in breach of copyright and money laundering on a massive scale. “

Megaupload became the 13th most popular website in the world. Curiosity or not this site’s closing came a day after the protest against the controversiall bill “SOPA”, however, nothing indicates that it is somehow related.

Which will be the next to be disabled? Youtube?

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