No SOPA but MegaUpload Taken Down, Next is What ?

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 Shut Down

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.

Karan Lugani

Karan Lugani is a 21 year old chap with a great passion for blogging. He likes to write on wide range of topics varying from Blogging Tips to Technology with an aim of bringing a live discussion for webmasters.

12 thoughts on “No SOPA but MegaUpload Taken Down, Next is What ?

  • January 24, 2012 at 9:30 am
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    When i am searching the net, I have seen lot of sites and there are signs like “No SOPA” and that was the time when I have decided to do some research about it. I think many will be interested in joining this because piracy should be avoided as early as possible. I just hope many people who are into online activities will be aware of this so that they can be a part of it.

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    • January 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm
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      Wikipedia has helped to limit SOPA and bring an end to it. January 18 was the huge SOPA Blackout day, most of the webmasters were aware of its consequences.

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      • January 26, 2012 at 9:40 am
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        People who are into online marketing or benefiting and making money using the internet should really be aware of this and should be a part of this SOPA should be prevented so that problems that may possibly happen in the future should be avoided.

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        • January 27, 2012 at 10:46 am
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          SOPA is already dead, thanks to the efforts of webmasters and special contribution by Wikipedia.

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  • January 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm
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    I cannot still understand which are more – the pros or cons about SOPA. I just know that if it is accepted, USA will be the first country that will have such a law!

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    • January 27, 2012 at 10:15 am
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      Anna, it has more cons than the pros . That is the reason why Wikipedia and all other major companies went on the blackout.

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  • January 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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    Hey Karan,
    I think it’s established from the grand jury report that MegaUpload were not being diligent, they were actively encouraging the spread of piracy (to the point where IIRC the founders were sharing MU links to copyrighted material for their own personal use), and not only that but they were monumentally stupid about it (to the point where they were specifically rewarding those who uploaded good shit).

    If they had kept their grubby paws off everything except for pulling the files whenever they got letters, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

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    • January 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm
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      Hey Rizwan,
      Adding to your exceptional knowledge the case against Megaupload started in 2010 and investigations were on. Absolutely agreeing with you, their stupidity let to their shutdown.

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  • February 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm
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    SOPA is bad and it came to suck the internet. I am really disappointed with this SOPA and PIPA act

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  • February 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
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    SOPA and ACTA are BAD. Actually it was government who tired broke our freedom and america are protest against SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA.
    No one like ACTA. ACTA is the 2x worst than SOPA.

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  • March 8, 2012 at 10:57 am
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    Thanks Karan for bringing some facts and consequences of SOPA and as it is already dead, it is relief to the huge blogging community, however one should keep a watch on the further development.

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    • March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm
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      Lalit, although it’s dead , the American Politics isn’t stable. We need to be updated about it regularly.

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