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Megaupload Uh Oh
01/20/2012 by
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Since the SOPA and PIPA fiasco, the latest victim of this whole anti-piracy scheme of things has involved the popular site Megaupload.com.  The feds recently arrested the New Zealand owners accusing them of paying users to upload illegal intellectual property items to their site.  The website also charged other users a monthly fee to access these which of course was robbing Hollywood of their money.

Ok all that sounds like the whole Napster thing happening again in a way, but what was interesting about this was the hacker group Anonymous launched a full fledged DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on some major websites particularly of the Hollywood and MPAA types.  These include the Department of Justice, the FBI, Universal Music, RIAA, and MPAA sites.

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