Sorry for a brief OP, but this just occurred today. This thread is for links, information, and discussion. LA Times article CNN article PC World article PC Mag article MTV article ....still searching for more info and links. In short, MegaUpload (a popular file hosting and sharing site) has been shut down in its entirety for copyright infringing material that was hosted on their site. It's no secret that anyone who rips a song or video can upload it somewhere, but rather than deal with the individuals responsible, the government outright axed the site. This included removing all legitimate file sharing and related business. The timing of this is definitely going to raise a storm of questions and increase awareness of what is going on with the government. If one thing can be taken as fact from the news, it's that this happened without the SOPA or PIPA bills. Although this is just me speculating, wanna guess what will really happen if the bills or some future "revision" of them passes? :nuke: Discuss, but try to keep it civil.