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+ - Megaupload down, FBI Charges Seven With Online Pir-> 3

Submitted by Syobon
Syobon (1853468) writes "WASHINGTON – Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged in the United States with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works, through Megaupload.com and other related sites, generating more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and causing more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners, the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced today."
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  • What does this mean for sites like YouTube? I know they make an effort to keep copyright infringement to a minimum, but they don't catch everything. Are all those working for Google to be held responsible?
    • Agree, megaupload had a mechanism that allowed the copyright holder to request a file be removed. I have seen many messages stating that "this file has been removed due to copyright infringement". So does that mean that even if a site is removing material on request, they are still going to be shut down?

      SOPA is alive

    • by Syobon (1853468)
      Google is more useful to FBI than megaupload, seeing as the big database about our life it become.

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