Black People : Megaupload Shutdown Sparks Web Retaliation

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Bunch of surprises Family:



    Megaupload Shutdown Sparks Web Retaliation


    Megaupload is no more. One of the world's largest movie and music file-sharing sites was shut down by federal employees on Thursday. Federal authorities are calling it one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought.

    There's more to this story. The saga does not end with Anonymous's hacks. What may be the most ironic twist in the story is the identity of Megaupload's CEO. It is music producer Swizz Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, who happens to be the husband of Grammy-wining artist Alicia Keys. While Beatz was not named in the indictment, four others, including Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, real name Kim Schmitz, were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand. In the Department of Justice's 72-page indictment: 10 flat-screen TVs, 60 data servers, and more than 20 cars, including a Rolls-Royce Phantom with the license plate "God."
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/megaupload-shutdown-spurs-retaliation-170938322.html

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    OMG this is crazy im glad I got all my books!!! Look whatever vids you want from youtube yall better dl them now because they wont be there for long!!! :(
     
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    That's strange that he was the CEO. Interesting that.
     
  4. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    .......Following your trend of thought, it turns out that Swizz Beatz, real name, Kasseem Dean is not the CEO; and that Kim Dotcom is top owner at 68% of the company. In fact, Swizz is not even a shareholder:

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    Swizz Beatz: Mega problems?

    Swizz Beatz Is Not An Owner Of Megaupload, Says Court Filing

    But Swizz Beatz wasn’t among the seven Megaupload shareholders singled out by the U.S. Department of Justice; in fact, his name didn’t appear anywhere in the entire 72-page indictment. According to the document, ringleader Kim Dotcom owns 68% of Mega’s holding company, and six other investors–none of them celebrities–own smaller stakes adding up to 32%. If Swizz was given a piece of the company, it’s not on the books.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackoma...tz-does-not-own-megaupload-says-court-filing/

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    I may or may not have enjoyed a website affiliated to Megaupload so yeah, this sucks.
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    .......Yep, its apparent in this case that technology has been harmful to the music industry, creating a capacity to burn CD's, etc...

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