The Feds shut down megaupload.com today. If you’re not familiar with the site it was basically just like youtube. Say you have a video and want to host it somewhere so people can view it, you would use megaupload. Just like Youtube, if Megaupload got a complaint saying that the content was illegal, trademark or protected they would immediately remove it. But I guess that’s not good enough for the US Government so they busted in and took the site offline (Keep in mind Megaupload is in Hong Kong lol).
Fast forward to now: The group Anonymous is pissed. They are shutting down any websites that are related to making this happen in the first place (Hollywood and government related websites etc) with DDoS attacks.
Why does the US Government even need bills like SOPA/PIPA if they can just go in and do what they did to Megaupload anyway?
Read more: http://gizmodo.com/5877679/anonymous-kills
Anonymous shuts down the FBI website
How I imagine the US government is thinking right now about Megaupload