Without the help of SOPA behind these turn of events, mega file sharing site, Megaupload, has been shutdown indefinitely, this according to The Washington Post, Before shutting down, the site proudly posted the following:
The fact is that the vast majority of Mega’s Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch.
One of, if not the most intriguing thing in all of this, is that Megaupload has/was sponsored by several celebrities and musicians around the world. Swizz Beatz, who is a musician himself and is married to Alicia Keys, another musician, is said to be active CEO of the company. Check out this video bellow of just how open Megaupload was of their marketing and friendship with the various artist in the industry it was file sharing with.
Who is reportely behind the accusations and thrust into Megaupload’s mega dismantling? None other than the Motion Picture Association of America. For more reasons than one, and the fact that the association has been cracking down on any pirating sites, globally, for sometime now, they have honed their scopes and picked off Megaupload in an unrelenting way.
So I guess my only question is: Why do we need SOPA and PIPA again?