Is This the End of Megaupload and File-Sharing?

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As previously reported, on Thursday file-sharing giant Megaupload was shut down by the federal government, with the assist going to record and film company execs. The site was indicted for piracy, accused of, "costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content." While this is upsetting, it's not surprising. In fact, I'm surprised that it took the government so long to do it. Megaupload, like it's predecessors, is a victim of it's own … [Read more...]

MegaUpload CEO Swizz Beatz Faces Charges From Universal Music Group

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Kasseem Dean, better known by his platinum hip hop production alias Swizz Beatz has revealed himself to be the CEO of the frequently used file sharing site MegaUpload.com. This news came to the forefront after last month's appearance of a questionably strange music video promoting the site that featured awkward testimonials by Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Will.i.am, Chris Brown, Game and more. Universal Music Group, the label of Diddy, Will.i.am and Kanye West issued a take down notice … [Read more...]