Megaupload.com the biggest file sharing service website of the website has been shut down by FBI. The founders of Megaupload were charged of violating privacy laws costing a loss of more $500 million to the copyright holders. The official arrest of Kim Dotcom and Mathias Ortmann went off in New Zealand along with two other top company officials. Megaupload shut down has become a trending #tag on twitter.
Started on 21 March 2005, Megaupload.com was a favourite platform for millions to share files and download premium content on the web for free. The statistics of the website are shocking.
A Look on Megaupload.com’s Statistics
Started on : 21 March 2005
Visitors Per day : 50,000,000
Registered Members : 180,000,000
Google Pagerank :6
Alexa Rank :72
Megaupload.com was once top 13th site of the world having a reach of 4% of the total web reach . The statistics megaupload.com achieved in just 6 years are quite shocking and remarkable.
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Megaupload.com Services and Co-Domains
Megaupload.com provided leading hosting services with
MeagaPix: For Hosting Images
MegaVideo: For Hosting Videos
MegaBox: For uploading whole music libraries
MegaP@rn : For sharing videos and pictures containing p@rnography.
Megaupload Shut down, Arrests and Seizure
Megaupload.com was charged for the following infringements :
- Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering
- Conspiracy to Commit Copyright Infringement
- Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
- Criminal Copyright Infringement
Violating these norms , the domain name Megaupload.com with its 15 counter domain names have been seized by FBI. FBI also arrested its founder and co-founder , at Kim DOTCOM’s (Founder of Mega Upload) birthday party . In response to this step by FBI, a hacker group called Anonymous hacked FBI’s website to take revenge of the big step.
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Relation With SOPA
Stop Online Privacy Act is dead , thanks to the efforts of internet companies, webmasters, bloggers, games and designers, but such a step by FBI is a warning for all file sharing websites and even the copy cats. If it goes on and FBI keeps on turning and seizing down such sites, it’s soon going to be a danger sign for internet users. Already many people are demanding back Megaupload.com .
The next steps of FBI would be worth watching after this sudden megaupload shut down. Keep a close eye on this topic(if you are an internet user :P), IT CAN CHANGE YOUR INTERNET LIFESTYLE. You can Get free Domain and Website and start your own website.