Jan. 19th, 2012

majorshipper: (✆ John's very familiar with this)
Megaupload is gone. Federal prosecutors have officially shut down the site, on charges of violating piracy laws.

Yeah. Take a moment. Let it sink in. Personally, it pisses me off because I use it for a hell of a lot, and I actually had stuff (nothing too important, but still) that I had uploaded there and nowhere else that honestly was not copywritten material.

And then take a moment to realize this is what's gonna happen to a hell of a lot of sites in the future, with even less legitimate reasons for the shut-downs, if SOPA/PIPA pass. I'm sure everyone's been deluged with stuff in the past couple of days, but seriously it's a big deal. One of the biggest upload/download sites in existence is gone, completely. Anything you had on it is gone. While the shutdown of MU isn't from the bills, it's a good example of a massive website being shut down with no warning and because of "piracy"(in this case, it's pretty safe to say that there's a lot of pirated stuff on MU, but, I for one know there's a lot of legit stuff there too).
For more info on SOPA and PIPA, you can go here; https://www.eff.org/
(I find it pretty hilarious that this is practically as big a deal as Wikipedia blacking out, and it's a protest/awareness thing that we didn't even do anything about...)



Jan. 19th, 2012 09:33 pm
majorshipper: (♂ the one in the dirty trenchcoat)
As much as I detest anyone taking down sites, be it the government or hackers or anyone(seriously. Nobody has that right, I don't care if it's retaliation or "deserved"), I do think there's a kind of sweet irony to the whole situation.

Basically, I cannot wait to see what's gonna come out of this when the dust settles. It's been a very, very interesting couple of days. I mean, seriously, all this stuff just happens to come up together at the same time? I think not. I'm very interested to see how it will play out (hopefully in our favor!).

ETA: I have to add this; snagged from my friend [profile] kat_rowe;
from: http://vendemiaire.tumblr.com/post/16133135979

the world: hey man we've got some really serious problems like global warming and mass economic failure and riots and genocide and aids and cancer and your healthcare system is shit so maybe we should get to work
us government: sit down i have to stop people from sharing things online

In unrelated news, my computer will not connect to the internet for the life of it(which I know, because I threatened it's life). Which means I can't work on the project DUE TOMORROW. ACH. I JUST. CANNOT. FREAKING OUT OVER HERE. I'm currently on Mum's lappy, but it can't do half the things my computer is all tricked out for, and I'm not-so-quitely crying about it. So much to do, and my time is dwindling faster than I'd ever like.


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