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pezflash says
||+521701|doru said-|| so megaupload had an increase in traffic by 11% yesterday proving that is still alive and well and doing good. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/megaupload.com

Alive? Well, that if you consider the FBI message being online and running. ;)
All the traffic is generated from the thousand news feeds with the link.
Even my grandmother asked me what the f* was megaupload.

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tsafi says
||+521720|pezflash said-|| http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/megaupload.com Even my grandmother asked me what the f* was megaupload.
You got lucky i had the same issue with my mom, she was thinking at first it was a megamall. Took my half hour to explain what that Megaupload all about, and after all my time she said to me, so way all the fuss? Go figure :P
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doru says
||+521720|pezflash said-||
||+521701|doru said-|| so megaupload had an increase in traffic by 11% yesterday proving that is still alive and well and doing good. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/megaupload.com
Alive? Well, that if you consider the FBI message being online and running. ;)
All the traffic is generated from the thousand news feeds with the link.
Even my grandmother asked me what the f* was megaupload.

yesterday was 14 gain now is 14 loss :)

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TutelageSystems says

In regards to Megaupload, uploaded.to is now blocked for all US internet providers. No formal word has come on to why they did it, but it might be something along the lines of Megaupload.

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bobocel says

I’ll say this – if such websites are closed, getting web projects completed in the future will be very expensive, and the reason is that there won’t be many individuals and agencies able to purchase the needed software.

I am sure there are a lot of good developers, in poor countries, that do not pay to get their CS suite, or whatever, because they cannot. At the same time, a lot of people from richer countries, let’s say US, hire those devs, and prices that will keep them unable to pay for such software, but get their jobs done.

In the future, everybody will have to hire and pay for people at rates such as in the US. Those will be fun times, world changing I would add. You won’t see so much innovation online as you do today, because people won’t have money to invest in software anymore.

Just saying.. another point of view.

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PixelBin says

I have to say, as an author of digital files that can be easily shared illegally, I’m completely against the censoring of the Internet and the shut down of MegaUpload. The insane amount of publicity that artists, designers, developers, authors, etc get from illegally acquired materials will never compare to the legitimate attention they get and honestly, once a person likes the product/song/movie/etc and feels like it is worth the money, they will acquire it legitimately to support the author.

Just my $0.02.

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bobocel says

Now some VH contestants and Aj authors have problems downloading the VH authors created video loops. You may read about that more over here.

As MU was shut down, now we all have to reupload all those vids somewhere else. So in my opinion, NO, not all the content on MU was illegal. And YES if affected many of us right now.

Know a Good place to upload videos up to 800mb for free anyone ? :)

Wetransfer.com. :)

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PixelBin says

I don’t understand why they close these kind of websites. I understand that it can be bad for business but piracy won’t end.

Besides that, people who download illegal stuff aren’t potential customers, so companies will never increase their profit by shutting down these websites.

The problem here is the freedom of Internet. There are many countries who block websites, and even if they are illegal, I think they must be accessible.

Mainly because the goal of Internet it to make information accessible anywhere, at any time.

Deleting the illegal files is correct and should be done, but blocking/ shutting down websites can be seen as censoring the Internet.

I agree with all of your points. Well said.

Illegal downloaders don’t have enough reason to pay for the product in the first place, which is why they are there. If anything, the possibility of them purchasing the product increases once they get the chance to try the full & uncensored software/product because they will like it and will realize that it is in fact worth their money and not a gamble.

Let’s be honest, how many of you have ever bought anything without a trial or a demo or playing with it first or hearing it on the radio or seeing a trailer or if the price is very discounted and it seems like a good product? It’s just human nature to be wary of the possibility that it could be a complete waste of money so people tend to acquire their digital items illegally because it is easy to do so.

I guess if there is one thing that has to get across to all the supporters of the shut down is that piracy will never end. You will only piss off people who will then retaliate towards the government.

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PabloFierro says

So, no more file sharing sites ? Sounds dumb to me.

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