Megaupload was taken down without SOPA being law.You may know what is SOPA and PIPA here Now imagine what will happen if it passes as a law.The Internet as we know it will end.
Investigators said there was no connection between arrests in their two-year investigation of Megaupload.com and the political firestorm that erupted this week over the pending vote on SOPA, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Megaupload.com is a content hosting site that allows users to upload content for others to then download.
But according to the indictment, “for more than five years the conspiracy has operated websites that unlawfully reproduce and distribute infringing copies of copyrighted works, including movies – often before their theatrical release – music, television programs, electronic books, and business and entertainment software on a massive scale.”
The indictment charges the suspects with racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two counts of criminal copyright infringement.
If convicted, each individual faces up to 55 years in prison, the Justice Department said.
We need freedom ! You Stop Privacy but Dont Censor whole Internet…