Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, MegaUpload.com 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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US Law
by Mellin on Fri 20th Jan 2012 00:01 UTC
Mellin
Member since:
2005-07-06

US Law is now the new international law

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RE: US Law
by chripun on Fri 20th Jan 2012 00:08 in reply to "US Law"
chripun Member since:
2008-08-25

if his really is a Hong Kong operation the 'suspects' should contact the Chinese government. China ain't really fond of the western (American) concept of copyright nor would it fold down under US pressure like European countries do. Also, China holds the USA by the nuts since the latter borrowed piles of money from the former and Hilary Clinton already went once to China to beg.

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RE[2]: US Law
by unclefester on Fri 20th Jan 2012 04:36 in reply to "RE: US Law"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Hong Kong has a totally separate legal system to China.

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RE: US Law
by Tuishimi on Fri 20th Jan 2012 03:07 in reply to "US Law"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

This was a multi-national effort. Just like the wars around the globe are multi-national - we are not the only ones in Afghanistan and France has troops all over the place... no... we just seem to have the largest target on our back for dissidents in general.

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RE[2]: US Law
by Mellin on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 00:06 in reply to "RE: US Law"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

this is a US if you don't do as we say your country will get a lot of problems ...

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RE: US Law
by Soulbender on Fri 20th Jan 2012 05:59 in reply to "US Law"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No, not really but I'm sure many like to think so.
Besides, what else are covert ops for?

Edited 2012-01-20 05:59 UTC

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RE: US Law
by OSbunny on Fri 20th Jan 2012 10:20 in reply to "US Law"
OSbunny Member since:
2009-05-23

Well its been that way for a while. As a webmaster I have to be very careful about what I put up online. Take domain names for instance. Before registering a name you have to check the USPTO website to make sure there are no US trademarks on the name. Even though I live in Pakistan I have to check US trademarks to make sure I don't loose my domain name!

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RE: US Law
by jackastor on Fri 20th Jan 2012 14:41 in reply to "US Law"
jackastor Member since:
2009-05-05

Agreed, or as I've heard it : "The International Community = Washington and whoever agrees with her."

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