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Megaupload Is Dead. Long Live Mega! | Threat Level | Wired.com

Megaupload Is Dead. Long Live Mega! | Threat Level | Wired.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Megaupload's takedown by the U.S. government spurs Kim DotCom to build a filesharing replacement that relies on encryption so owners can't be blamed for knowing that copyright infringing files are on company servers.
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Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done | TorrentFreak | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
January this year the U.S. Government destroyed Megaupload, but founder Kim Dotcom is a not done with the file-hosting business yet and is preparing to come back with a vengeance.
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Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload

Copyrights: Legal hurdles to retrieving files from Megaupload | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Megaupload users got a temporary reprieve this week when the companies that hosted the site's servers, Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications, agreed not to delete any Megaupload data for at least two weeks.
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Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox?

Was Megaupload Shutdown Because Of Megabox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

“UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings,” MegaUpload founder Kim ‘Dotcom’ Schmitz told Torrentfreak

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Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com

Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website | Techland | TIME.com | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.
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Kim Dotcom - Making of Megabox

This is what they don't want you to have. Unchaining artists and fans. Megabox is coming soon.
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Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’

Megaupload Judge Steps Down After Declaring U.S. ‘the Enemy’ | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The New Zealand judge overseeing the extradition proceedings of accused file-sharing kingpin and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is recusing himself from the case after making a public remark that the United States was “the enemy.”
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TechCrunch | Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

TechCrunch | Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network "outweigh" the legal aspects is a question that will be discussed for months and perhaps years.
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If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA?

If the feds can shut down Megaupload, why do we need SOPA? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act say it's needed to combat "rogue sites." Yet Megaupload got shut down under existing laws. Does the Megaupload raid prove SOPA is unnecessary, or not?
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Controversial Megaupload To Launch Topspin, Bandcamp Direct-To-Fan Competitor - hypebot

Controversial Megaupload To Launch Topspin, Bandcamp Direct-To-Fan Competitor - hypebot | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations direct to consumers and allowing artists to keep 90% of earnings."
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