Wanna know how I feel tonight?
That's how I feel tonight.
You see, I was recently notified that my beloved file-sharing website, MegaUpload, was viciously attacked and shut down by the United States Federal Government. And by recently, I mean tonight. All this happened tonight.
What does this mean, do you ask?
Well for one, it means I'm gonna have a heck of a time trying to find links to many of my favorite Asian dramas. It means, for a lot of other people, that any files they had uploaded - legally or otherwise, are now gone. My brother used MegaUpload to host a lot of photos and other files for his website. Now that it's all been removed, a good chunk of his web links don't work anymore. Thanks a lot, Feds.
In retaliation and protest, the hacker group Anonymous attacked the White Houses' website and many other industry's sites, including websites for major film and music companies. I feel that this is only the beginning to what is probably going to be a major internet backlash. They've kept it off local news so far, but once word spreads about this, it's gonna be an uproar.
If the Feds feel safe going after a major file-sharing site like MegaUpload and taking it down whilst charging the owners for conspiracy against copyright, money laundering, and racketeering, who's next? Filesonic, perhaps? Rapidshare? Maybe they'll even go after Youtube....although Google's put up one hell of a fight.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to 1984.
Let's have a moment of silence for our dearly departed MegaUpload, shall we? v_v