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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Comment by danbuter
by danbuter on Fri 20th Jan 2012 02:40 UTC
danbuter
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2011-03-17

The people arrested in this operation are not American and were not on American soil. They were not engaged in espionage. How exactly does American law apply to them.?

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RE: Comment by danbuter
by ricegf on Fri 20th Jan 2012 03:37 in reply to "Comment by danbuter"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

According to the article, they own numerous servers in Virginia. They were arrested by NZ authorities based on an existing extradition treaty.

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