Mrtyuh wrote:The SOPA bill has been withdrawn. So, it looks like it worked.
In other news, Megaupload was shut down due to Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering, Conspiracy to Commit Copyright Infringement, Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering and Criminal Copyright Infringement. The Copyright Infringement I can see, but the Racketeering and Money Laundering caught me by surprise.
Either there was something real-er going on that IP offenses, or the prosecution is throwing things they know won't stick in hopes of alienating the site's potential base of support. Doing an internet IP case in the middle of the SOPA/PIPO upheaval might prompt divide-and-destroy tactics usually reserved for use against activists.