...Numerous top entertainment celebrities endorsed Megaupload (major stars like Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas sung Megaupload’s praises)… so it’s not like the entire business was criminal. On the other hand, some people accuse Megaupload’s founder as being a serial criminal.
But the take down of Megaupload was wrong. It should have gone through the normal court process, and a judge should have ruled on the site before anything was done to kill the business. This is especially true because the. countries involved are signatories to international copyright and extradition treaties, not “rogue” nations.
It should be the courts which examine the evidence and determine whether the business used a criminal business model, or was mainly a legitimate business. Whatever happened to due process of law?
Read it at Washington's BlogMegaupload Takedown: The Real Meaning
Disturbingly authoritarian. Given that the up and coming generations are strongly libertarian, either left or right, this is fool's errand in trying to perpetuate a status quo that is moribund.
As Ernesto at TorrentFreak writes:
Do the feds realize that hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people used the site to share research data, work documents, personal video collections and much more?
What will happen to these personal non-infringing files?People are outraged on Twitter and are demanding access to their files immediately.Followed by many Twitter posts complaining of loss of private files, including work files.