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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Good News!
by ViktorRabe on Fri 20th Jan 2012 07:41 UTC
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Batman did it in "The Dark Knight". It was alright there. It's alright here, too. Arresting fat fucks like Kim Schmitz who sit on their fat asses in Hong Kong, counting their considerable revenue coming from a platform which despite all your sorry-ass excuses was mainly used for sharing illegal material, where's the fuckin' difference to Batman's money-laundering mob?

I get sick of hearing and reading: "Hey, it's an attack on free speech and the freedom of the net and stuff!" from people who are merely inconvenienced because now they have to go look for another hosting platform where they can acquire their stuff without paying. Cry me a fuckin' river.

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RE: Good News!
by Soulbender on Fri 20th Jan 2012 08:02 in reply to "Good News!"
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It was alright there.

It's probably not a good idea to model real-world justice after comic-book vigilantes.

Arresting fat fucks like Kim Schmitz

Wow, really? That dumbass bastard is behind megauploads? No wonder it always sucked.

counting their considerable revenue

While I have no love for Kim Dotcom (seriously, he calls himself that. No, really. I'm not kidding) I don't see how he's making that much off megauploads. Maybe i'm just missing something because he's obviously making money somehow. Maybe he scam'ed someone into financing him. Wouldn't be the first time.

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RE: Good News!
by ddc_ on Fri 20th Jan 2012 10:52 in reply to "Good News!"
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Troll is so troll...

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