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#1 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:50 PM

http://techland.time...t-main-mostpop2

Of course in the wake of net-wide outcry against SOPA and PIPA, a website gets shut down and its head personnel arrested.
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#2 Internet Jesus

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

*insert Iron Sheik rant here*

I has sads and angries.

#3 Bug-Saw

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

Look, the more you protest, the harder the pathocrats will clamp down to hold on to power. Just wait patiently and the system will collapse under its own incompetence, then you can build a new one from the ground up.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Granted, the assertion that the site was primarily used to host copyrighted materials is not false at all. But damn. ...well, glad I never bought any kind of premium account with them, anyway!


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

So now how am I gonna watch older episodes of Kamen Rider?

Ironbite-god damn it

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

I would feel sorry for them, if not for all the piles of copyrighted material being shared through their site.

Torrents people. Torrents.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Weak.

The backlash is already kind of nuts.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

I thought it was mostly porn.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Great. That's how I've been making .cbr collections of all my translated TMNT manga available.

Darn.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

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I thought it was mostly porn.





nah it had a porn version for that

#11 EvilEyeSigma

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Jan 19 2012, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So now how am I gonna watch older episodes of Kamen Rider?

Ironbite-god damn it


torrents?
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#12 TheBruteSlayer

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

Just wait 30 to 45 minutes, it'll comeback.





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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:58 PM

I'd feel sorry for them if Kim Dotcom hadn't already proved himself to be a massive tool. The guy hacked into people's credit card accounts and sold their credit card info to the highest bidder, for hug's sake.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

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Great. That's how I've been making .cbr collections of all my translated TMNT manga available.

Darn.

Time for Mediafire!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

Yeah, I should be clear: The extent to which I am bothered by this is only as far as it inconveniences me due to the vast amount of media I now do not have access to, and probably won't for some time. I can't even really feel sorry about most of the people who have been/are being arrested in connection. Maybe that graphic designer guy. He was just unfortunate enough to have done work for the wrong outfit. But the people who actually operated the site knew exactly what they were doing and the risks they took in the process.


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#16 Kickstrike

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:30 PM

Anonymous just DDOS'd the RIAA, DOJ and MPAA sites.
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#17 wonko the sane?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Jan 19 2012, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anonymous just DDOS'd the RIAA, DOJ and MPAA sites.

I kinda feel bad for megaupload, but even before SOPA and PIPA were even conceived, they were breaking the law. I will also admit that at the least the RIAA and MPAA had it coming. Probably the DoJ too, I dunno maybe.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:48 PM

Maybe if people in other countries actually had access to Netflix, Hulu and other services maybe then people wouldn't have to use upload sites >.>

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:56 PM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 19 2012, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe if people in other countries actually had access to Netflix, Hulu and other services maybe then people wouldn't have to use upload sites >.>


True enough. I need to pay for a VPN service to reliably access streaming content from Hulu, the BBC and others; but I consider that worth it.

In this case, I think everyone had it coming. MegaUpload was infringing left, right and centre; but the MPAA and RIAA are bloated, greedy corporate lobby groups. Their efforts will succeed only in diminishing those industries they represent, and I'm continually shocked that they either don't know it, or know it and keep on pushing for the anti-consumer laws and regulations just for the hell of it (or to maintain face, or some other equally stupid reasoning). I'm not going to shed any tears over what Anonymous did to their sites (nor the DoJ, which I also have little regard for in these cases).

I'll reserve my sympathy for the actual artists whose work was infringed rather than corrupt and/or misguided entities that should all be dissolved.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 19 January 2012 - 07:57 PM.


#20 Detour

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

The bad part is the MPAA and the RIAA will both use this DDOS act to their advantage now.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 




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