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« on: January 19, 2012, 05:37:04 PM »

I always wondered, why MU was still online for so long, specially as the site and most of the files were stored on US servers under the eyes of the FBI.

The sad thing is that it was the most reliable and the fastest hoster in the web.  Cry

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File-sharing website Megaupload.com has been shut down for violating piracy laws, according to reports.

The German magazine "Der Spiegel" reports, that 4 persons have been arrested in New Zealand, including owner Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz,  a German/Finnish guy. 2 more persons are still sought after.

The New York Times reports that the company – which, according to the indictment filed by federal prosecutors in Virginia, America, was at one point the 13th most popular website in the world – has been closed down and its founders have been charged.

Prosecutors claim that the service has cost copyright holders more than $500 million (£320 million) in lost revenue, although Megaupload claim that they have always been diligent in dealing with any complaints regarding pirated material.

The BBC, meanwhile, reports that the criminal charges stemming from the case include copyright infringement, conspiracies to commit racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering. The FBI have also reportedly seized more than $50 million (£32 million) in assets and have executed more than 20 search warrants in nine countries.

A statement on the FBI website said: This action is amongst the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States and directly targets the misuse of a public content storage and distribution site to commit and facilitate intellectual property crime.
However, before it was closed down, Megaupload issued a statement reading: "The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay.

"If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch."

Earlier this week, several websites including Wikipedia temporarily closed down in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the proposal from US Congress which aims to thwart online piracy. To read NME's explanation of the SOPA bill, click here, and pick up this week's issue of NME for a detailed report on how the act could affect how you interact online.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 05:42:46 PM »

http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

"Anonymous launches largest attack ever, crippling government and music industry sites "

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Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.

Only hours before the DoJ and Universal sites went down, news broke that Megaupload, a massive file sharing site with a reported 50 million daily users, was taken down by federal agents. Four people linked to Megaupload were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the globe.

Less than an hour after the DoJ and Universal sites came down, the website for the RIAA, or Recording Industry Association of America, went offline as well. Shortly before 6 p.m EST, the government's Copyright.gov site went down as well. Thirty minutes later came the site for BMI, or Broadcast Music, Inc, the licensing organization that represents some of the biggest names in music.

Also on Thursday, MPAA.org also returned an error as Anonymous hacktivists managed to bring the website for the Motion Picture Association of America. The group, headed by former senator Chris Dodd, is an adamant supporter of both PIPA and SOPA legislation.

Universal Music Group, or UMG, is the largest record company in the United States and under its umbrella are the labels Interscope-Geffen-A&M, the Island Def Jam Motown Music Group and Mercury Records.

Brown adds that “more is coming” and Anonymous-aligned hacktivists are pursuing a joint effort with others to “damage campaign raising abilities of remaining Democrats who support SOPA.”

Although many members of Congress have just this week changed their stance on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, the raid on Megaupload Thursday proved that the feds don’t need SOPA or its sister legislation, PIPA, in order to pose a blow to the Web.

Brown adds that operatives involved in the project will use an “experimental campaign” and search engine optimization techniques “whereby to forever saddle some of these congressmen with their record on this issue.”
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 01:58:15 AM »

It's a damn shame. Nearly 90% of all my links are all gone. I have to think what to do now. Maybe multi-link uploaders like Multiupload  & Mirrorcreator are a needed option now.... Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 02:45:54 AM »

A shame indeed.
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 04:13:02 AM »

It's a damn shame. Nearly 90% of all my links are all gone. I have to think what to do now. Maybe multi-link uploaders like Multiupload  & Mirrorcreator are a needed option now.... Undecided

I think, in the western world the FBI has everything under control.
Who ever gets too big will end as their victim.
I don't trust Multiupload & Co. either, remember Shareonall?
They had been closed too.
The only alternative are Russian or Chinese sites.
No way to understand Chinese, with Russian it's already a little bit easier.

Therefore I moved my blog to a russian site already years ago:
http://radio_boogie.moole.ru/
And now a Russian hoster could be the best alternative for Megaupload as well.
Narod.ru is the only one that comes into my mind right away.
They say, links will be kept alive at least 3 months - what happens afterwards?
Does anybody have some experience with Narod, or with any other eastern hoster?
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 08:44:41 AM »


... by the way, if somebody wants a re-up of any of my MU files, please let me know.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 09:15:32 AM »


http://radio_boogie.moole.ru/

your site wont load for me ?
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 09:52:04 AM »


http://radio_boogie.moole.ru/

your site wont load for me ?

Hi Elreza,
because the server is in Ukraina, it may take some time before the site loads when there is a lot of traffic.
That's the price for the safety  Wink

My posts there are the same as here on PNF, one is the backup of the other.

But there are more interesting posters:
http://hard-prog-rock.moole.ru/
http://ograrloss.moole.ru/
http://prog-n-rock.moole.ru/
http://jazzfusion.moole.ru/
But also a lot of annoying trash metal.

You need a registration for the links, but last time it was only fake, whatever you fill in, afterwards you're registered, no verification by mail.

Good luck !
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 06:27:35 AM »

I don't trust Multiupload & Co. either, remember Shareonall?
They had been closed too.

You can always copy the links for individual hosters so it doesn't matter if Multiupload dies.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 08:17:23 AM »

Message from Megaupload:

http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip/109.236.83.66

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WE DON'T HAVE ANY DOMAIN NAME FOR NOW

ONLY THIS IP ADDRESS (http://109.236.83.66) BEWARE TO THE PISHING SITES!

This is the NEW MEGAUPLOAD SITE! we are working to be back full again

Bookmark the site and share the new address in facebook and twitter!

http://109.236.83.66
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 10:19:01 AM »

The announcement there is not even correct English.

I would be careful, this could be exactly what they are warning about: a phishing site.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 03:48:17 PM »

Other websites that are under investigation or shut down.

http://torrentfreak.com/filesonic-kills-file-sharing-after-megaupload-arrests-120122/


MegaUpload - Closed.
- FileServe - Closing does not sell premium.
- FileJungle - Deleting files. Locked in the U.S..
- UploadStation - Locked in the U.S..
- FileSonic - the news is arbitrary (under FBI investigation).
- VideoBB - Closed! would disappear soon.
- Uploaded - Banned U.S. and the FBI went after the owners who are gone.
- FilePost - Deleting all material (so will leave executables, pdfs, txts)
- Videoz - closed and lockedin the countries affiliated with the USA.
- 4shared - Deleting files with copyright and waits in line at the FBI.
- MediaFire - Called to testify in the next 90 days and it will open doors pro FBI
 -Org torrent - could vanish with everything within 30 days "he is under criminal investigation"
 - Network Share mIRC - awaiting the decision of the case to continue or terminate Torrente everything.
 - Koshiki - operating 100% Japan will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- Shienko Box - 100% working china / korea will not join the SOUP / PIPA
- ShareX BR - group UOL /BOL / iG say they will join the SOUP / PIPA
Japan, China and Korea said NO to the FBI and that even if laws are passed in the USA will nothave any value within the sovereignty of their countries!"
 
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 04:51:42 PM »

According to a report by "Der Spiegel", the Swiss company Rapidshare is not intimidated.
"We never have tried to escape from officials, we do not hide behind anonymous letterbox addresses, we are a registered legal company, we have representatives with true names, we are as legal as YouTube or Swisscom. Filehosting is a legal business."
http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/0,1518,810755,00.html
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »

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Posted By: LeftyRight Date: 23 Jan 2012 08:37:12
Thought this might be a useful summary.

Filehost: Server / Office

4shared: USA / USA
badongo: USA / USA
bitshare: USA / USA
bigupload: Netherlands / USA
data-loading: Germany / Germany
depositfiles: USA / Cyprus
crocko: Netherlands / Cyprus
filebase: Germany / Germany
filefactory: Netherlands / Netherlands
files.mail: Russia / Russia
filesonic: Netherlands / HongKong
fileserve: USA / USA
filepost:Hong Kong+USA / Hong Kong
freakshare: Netherlands / Seychelles
Ge: Ireland / Denmark
gigasize: Canada / Canada
hotfile: USA / Panama
hulkshare: Netherlands / HongKong
kewlshare: Germany / Germany
kickload: Germany / United Kingdom
Limelinx: Canada / Canada
load: Fance /United Kingdom
mediafire: USA / USA
megaupload: USA / HongKong
netload: Germany / Germany
Onlinedisk: Russia / Russia
oron: Netherlands / USA
putlocker: ?? / Bahamas
rapidshare: Germany / Switzerland
remixshare: Germany / Germany
sendspace: USA / USA
share-now: France / HongKong
share-online: Netherlands / Belize
sharebase: Netherlands / Germany
sharehoster: Germany /United Kingdom
shragle: France+Germany / Seychelles
sHost: Switzerland / Switzerland
speedshare: Netherlands / Seychelles
speedyshare: USA / Seychelles
tinyupload: France / Poland
ugotfile: USA / Australia
uploaded: Netherlands / HongKong
uploadbox: Netherlands / USA
uploading: Cyprus / Hong Kong
videozer: USA / USA
Wupload: USA+Netherlands / HongKong
x7: Netherlands / HongKong
xup: Luxembourg / USA + Malaysia
yourfiles: Netherlands / Netherlands
zippyshare: France / Germany
zshare: USA / HongKong

NEW & UNCHECKED:
Extabit: Server IP :Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Shareflare: Server IP: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Letitbit: Server IP: Czech Republic
turbobit: Server IP: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Hitfile:
Filejungle
Uploadstation
Novamov
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 06:29:54 PM »

perhaps not a prognotfrog kinda song..
but lets thanks to those folks for their great service for years!



People will ignore it, dismiss it, or simply be oblivious to it - until it hits them personally.

 
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 06:38:28 PM »

some more hosters:

ifolder: Russia / Russia + Czech Rep.
letitbit: Russia / Czech Rep. + Netherlands + Gibraltar
narod: Russia / Russia

BTW, I've opened an account with Narod, upload + download work.
Files are saved for at least 3 months, but there seems to be a way to keep them even for longer.
I still have to find out.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 06:50:12 PM »

i feel choosing different services on each upload may be a good strategy,
many countries have different copyright laws, so using many other services,
maybe we can delay the process.. meanwhile we can create a passive agression for sopa-like laws for our visitors.
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 04:30:25 PM »

i feel choosing different services on each upload may be a good strategy,
many countries have different copyright laws, so using many other services,
maybe we can delay the process.. meanwhile we can create a passive agression for sopa-like laws for our visitors.

Wish I had fibre, so I REALLY could help.

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 04:02:41 AM »


Because of the latest developments about hosters and also because of the new google functions I will not use my pnf-googlemail account anymore.
I have tried for 10 minutes to find a link to delete my mail account with google, but I couldn't find one.
Obviously they refuse to delete the informations they have about me.
That shows me that it is the right decision not to use it anymore.

Rock on !
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 05:06:36 AM »


Also avaxhome.ws turned off.

Only in my country or everywhere?
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 05:42:42 AM »

Boogie, i think here you can delete your account https://accounts.google.com/b/0/EditServices

http://avaxhome.ws/ normal here in Brasil...
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2012, 06:08:14 AM »

Hi Isabel,

thanks for trying ;-)

"Google can't change services configuration for boogie@prognotfrog.com.
To change the configuration, contact your prognotfrog.com administrator."

It's the same with YouTube or Twitter or Imageshack or whatsoever.
You can never delete what you once handed over to the internet.
Your decisions are final.

Avaxhome is back here, too, am I getting phobic ?
Or are the providers testing, if it would work to cut them off when the legal order comes?

Life is becoming adventurous again these days, it was almost too boring.

Take care !
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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2012, 10:10:33 AM »


I started to replace the MegaUpload links by Narod links. Let's see if Narod can fill the gap that MegaUpload left, if they have enough server capacity behind the wall.
Oh – the wall – where is it gone? Once there was a limit to US colonialism. May be it wasn't that bad!?
If you're in a hurry with a special dead link to be repaired, please leave a comment.
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