Alicia Keys, Anonymous (group), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Filesharing, Kanye West, MegaUpload, Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America, Swizz Beats, United States Department of Justice
Just one day after one of the largest internet protests in the history of the world wide web, the FBI has seized and shut down popular filesharing site MegaUpload on the grounds of piracy and Copyright Infringement.
The company’s C.E.O. Kasseem Dean (YES, that’s right, SWIZZ BEATS… who knew?) has yet to be listed in any litigation. The take down came as somewhat of a surprise, as MegaUpload had many famous supporters in the music industry including Will.I.Am, Kanye West, Diddy and of course Alicia Keys. Don’t think that this is being taken lightly, though.
Hacking circle Anonymous is claiming responsibility for a huge retaliation currently being waged on a series of government sites including Justice.gov (The Justice Department) Copyright.gov (The US Copyright Office) as well as MPAA.org (The Motion Picture Association of America) RIAA.com (Recording Industry Association Of America) and UniversalMusic.com. At the time of this post, all of the sites listed have been pushed off of the face of the WWW. The list continues to grow by the minute, and it’s been hard to keep up. Follow @AnonDaily for updates.
This is an all out revolt. We’ll see where it goes from here.