Megaupload Shutdown by FBI
Megaupload, file sharing sites are quite popular, these days can not be accessed because it forced closed by the FBI and U.S. Justice Department. Megaupload shutdown because on that site found many pirated content that violates intellectual property rights.
As reported by the LA Times, in addition to closed founder Megaupload is also charged with violating intellectual property rights law. Kim Dotcom (formerly named Kim Schmitz) and Mathias Ortmann, the two founders Megaupload, rumored to have been arrested in New Zealand.
Currently, after Megaupload shutdown, it is not accessible anymore. Similarly, the download link is placed on the Megaupload file can not be accessed.
Actually a lot of sites offering to share files such as Megaupload. There, Fileserve.com, Videobb.com, Filesonic.com, Wupload.com, Uploadstation.com, and others. The entire site over to offer services similar to Megaupload, such as faster access to a paid membership. Plus, many other exciting bonuses that await loyal users.
According to a search that was launched ArsTechnica on Friday (20/1/2012), before Megaupload shutdown, its controls about 525 servers located in Virginia, and 630 in the Netherlands. But that’s not how, it is said there is still more dozens of other servers are deployed invarious parts of the world. With so much activity that would not be surprised if Megaupload has hurt the industry was estimated around USD 50 million. Since its founding in 2005 Megaupload continues to grow, even until now estimated value has reached USD 175 million. Though most of the content provided is pirated.
Megaupload own up to now have a number of users estimated at about 1 billion, with the average number of visitors a day about 50 million, making it received the title of the largest file-sharing site that ever existed.
Megaupload site also has repeatedly received the lawsuit, and the last is a demand from the Universal Music Group (UMG). But at that time, there is no law that is able to subvert the site. If seen from the history that is so riveting, I wonder if a U.S. court chose to silence this site first, and most likely will proceed to other similar sites.
Until now Megaupload shutdown process is still underway and expected to take a long time because it involves extradition in some countries such as China, the Netherlands, Britain, Germany, Canada and the Filipinos.