Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, is no more. The FBI has arrested four people behind the popular file-sharing website, and is looking for three more, in a worlwide investigation into the website. Apparently, the site is super-dangerous - the indictment behind the arrests minces no words. As a countermeasure, people claiming to be from Anonymous took down the websites of ViaCom and the Department of Justice. Update: Ars has analysed the indictment. It's pretty damning, but does have a few weird odds and ends. Update II: And more and more sites are falling by Anonymous' hands. Largest operation in their history.
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by ARUmar on Fri 20th Jan 2012 01:29 UTC
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didnt get boycotted and was passed by quite a number of countries and is being pushed under various names in legislatures around the world.the ICE takedowns that were going on and even this megaupload imbroglio can be covered by the parties that signed " Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), represented by the European Commission and the EU Presidency and the EU Member States, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States of America." the only one not represented seems to be Hong Kong dont know what their legislators passed.But the dog and pony show that was SOPA/PIPA seems to me to be an attempt to push through legislature for things that are already happening.Retroactive legislation if you will.

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