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January 20, 2012, 01:42:16 AM
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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/megaupload-indicted-shuttered/

This story has  Shocked written all over it.  Who's next?

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January 20, 2012, 01:52:24 AM
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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/megaupload-indicted-shuttered/

This story has  Shocked written all over it.  Who's next?

Yeah, and this is before SOPA and PIPA.

Anonymous has retaliated BTW;
http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

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January 20, 2012, 03:58:24 AM
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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/megaupload-indicted-shuttered/

This story has  Shocked written all over it.  Who's next?

It wasn't a DNS takeover, their servers in VA actually got seized and confiscated. If you whois the domain, it's still pointed at their private nameservers.

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January 20, 2012, 04:04:23 AM
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According to btc-e namecoin prices havent moved significantly in the past two weeks.

Just sayin...
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January 20, 2012, 05:10:04 AM
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Government keeps up their crap, namecoin will jump.

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January 20, 2012, 06:05:51 AM
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Gotta be cautious people. government is not your friend. Thanks for the news feed, BTW BitcoinBaltar

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January 20, 2012, 06:08:45 AM
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Namecoin will never jump until it is considered a serious candidate for a DNS system for Tor hidden services.

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January 20, 2012, 07:30:22 AM
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Namecoin will never jump until it is considered a serious candidate for a DNS system for Tor hidden services.
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January 20, 2012, 08:31:07 AM
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This is disgusting. This is a clear "shut up" message to all companies that protested against SOPA. The level of authoritarianism and arrogance of the USA government is outstanding already, and it's growing fast.

I hope American citizens remember one day why their founding fathers gave them the second amendment. Its reason to exist isn't only so you can protect your home and family from burglars.
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January 20, 2012, 09:09:20 AM
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MU isn't the first, others have come and gone before. Welcome to the internet.
I don't see how namecoins will solve this problem really, i do see the internet getting worse by the day.
Also i don't think we can prevent this from happening, all we can do is find counter measures to preserve our own freedom.
Use and built on existing and new darknets, set up mesh networks, things like that, where they have no control by design.

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January 20, 2012, 09:48:11 AM
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We already have p2p, and decentralized websites/technologies ... megaupload was a downgrade.

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January 20, 2012, 03:31:41 PM
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Very interesting rant about Cnet and many other companies, owned by the very companies that are heading the anti piracy charge, not only encouraging file sharing but directly offering the file sharing software and many of them direct links to actually share the pirated files. Only to later sue the very people they profited millions from by offering such software~!

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January 20, 2012, 10:21:46 PM
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I always hated megaupload, but it sucks that its government action that took them down

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January 21, 2012, 12:05:48 AM
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Not until its supported by OpenDNS or GoogleDNS - its just not adoptable in its current state... Simple Firefox/Chrome addons?. Also Namecoins could not have prevented this, MegaUpload hosted their servers in America and even those outside of the US (leaseweb) was seized.
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January 21, 2012, 12:19:03 AM
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According to btc-e namecoin prices havent moved significantly in the past two weeks.

Just sayin...

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January 21, 2012, 12:39:16 AM
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According to btc-e namecoin prices havent moved significantly in the past two weeks.

Just sayin...

btc-e has disabled namecoin deposits

just sayin...

use this; https://exchange.bitparking.com/main

it's gone down there over the past few weeks. Mostly in keeping with the rising BTC/USD price though.

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January 21, 2012, 07:10:32 PM
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I always hated megaupload, but it sucks that its government action that took them down

Eh, they're just looking for someone to sue. I doubt MegaUpload did anything much different from the plethora of other similar file-hosting sites.

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January 21, 2012, 07:37:51 PM
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This is disgusting. This is a clear "shut up" message to all companies that protested against SOPA. The level of authoritarianism and arrogance of the USA government is outstanding already, and it's growing fast.

I hope American citizens remember one day why their founding fathers gave them the second amendment. Its reason to exist isn't only so you can protect your home and family from burglars.

While I agree with you, it also is a clear message that SOPA/PIPA are NOT NEEDED and existing laws seem to cover things quite well.  Megaupload had substantial non-infringing uses, and that is what (I hope) the internet community is trying to protect. 

I also object to the fact that anyone was arrested this early, let alone the number of people.  They clearly wanted to DESTROY megaupload, because even if they are found not guilty huge damage has already been done.    Where there civil lawsuits first that I did not hear about? 

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January 21, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
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This is disgusting. This is a clear "shut up" message to all companies that protested against SOPA. The level of authoritarianism and arrogance of the USA government is outstanding already, and it's growing fast.

I hope American citizens remember one day why their founding fathers gave them the second amendment. Its reason to exist isn't only so you can protect your home and family from burglars.

While I agree with you, it also is a clear message that SOPA/PIPA are NOT NEEDED and existing laws seem to cover things quite well.  Megaupload had substantial non-infringing uses, and that is what (I hope) the internet community is trying to protect.  

I also object to the fact that anyone was arrested this early, let alone the number of people.  They clearly wanted to DESTROY megaupload, because even if they are found not guilty huge damage has already been done.    Where there civil lawsuits first that I did not hear about?  

That's what I call the "yankee way" of doing things, from the Civil War, to Alabama in 1965, to Iraq in 2003 we see it time and time again that no one and no thing is safe from the raging arrogance of the tiny subset of Americans entitled with beauracratic wrath and moral hubris of being "right."   Like the Union Army burning to the ground http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Order_No._11_(1863) 4 counties of Missouri. 

They would burn down and destroy all of America if they thought it was in their personal interests to do so.

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