After yesterdays massive protest against SOPA/PIPA in which heavy weight website such as Wikipedia blacked themselves out for the day and gave all visitors the contact phone number of their congressional representatives, the Government has struck back with a low blow
Federal prosecutors have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, and charged its founder and others with violating piracy laws.
The indictment accuses the company of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed Thursday, one day after websites shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.
Megaupload.com has claimed it is diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material.
The indictment says at one point, Megaupload was the 13th most popular website in the world.
While many of us like to think things this huge are completely out of our control this is an issue that will hurt everyone unless we continue to show our unwavering protest!