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Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED

Pirate Bay Has Been Raided and Taken Down: Here's What We Know | WIRED | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The popular file-sharing service Pirate Bay was taken down today following a raid in Sweden by police who seized servers and computers.

The Pirate Bay portal went down Tuesday morning after Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm over alleged copyright violations. In addition to its file-sharing section, Pirate Bay’s forum Suprbay.org was also down.

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Raiding the Pirate Bay server room is a spectacular move from the Swedish police, but this will not stop the Pirate Bay torrent file sharing nor come close to stop piracy in any way.

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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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Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT

Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever — RT | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
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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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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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TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox?

TechCrunch | With MegaUpload Down, Who’s Next? RapidShare? SoundCloud? DropBox? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Every digital locker service and file linking website is on notice now that MegaUpload and TVShack are down. The Feds have their banhammer out and aren't afraid to use it. Sites better check their zettabytes of data.
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