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Old 2012-01-24, 03:59 AM   [Ignore Me] #112
Kran De Loy
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Re: Stop SOPA From Becoming Law


So, flipping through the channels I see a piece of news on some channel I forgot what about Mega Upload being charged by the US for piracy. Total segment was less than 30 seconds long.

Look it up now on the PC and I find,
http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-shut-down-120119/
Two corporations – Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited – were indicted by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on January 5th, 2012, and charged with “engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two substantive counts of criminal copyright infringement.
According to the Department of Justice, the individuals named in the indictment face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, five years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and five years in prison on each of the substantive charges of criminal copyright infringement.
So PIPA and SOPA still haven't even left the big white building and yet some this still happens?

Edit: WTH?
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BTW: More concrete details:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16642369

Edit 2: My brother just had me look up Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). All I can say is holy shit.

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