Megaupload Unplugged! If RapidShare Next, Attorney Says, YouTube Goes, Too!
The Feds pulling the plug on Megaupload has chilled file-hosting sites across the Internet and caused havoc with sites because of strong arming tactics that have harmed legitimate users for sharing their own work. Sites are counting the cost of offering their services, now at increased risk after Megaupload's pillaging. Why was the service stomped? They committed an unholy and sinful act.Thou shalt not benefit the consumer and screw big business. They brought competition into the entertainment marketplace. And, don't you know, COMPETITION IS A SIN! (so said JD Rockefeller, p. 73, and I don't think he was joking). You do know how he gained his mega millions.
Megaupload is accused of thieving $500 million in lost revenues to dinosaur monopolies of the entertainment industry who, some feel, have exploited use of the FBI as their mercenaries. The entertainment industry's old media companies who had grown bloated, greedy and lazy in their R & D innovations as tech hyperdrived by them, all of a sudden, Duh, woke up. By the time they realized that the paradigm had shifted against them, they became unhinged and demanded help from their crony politicos rather then expedite transformation and ship out with the changing tides of innovation.
Now, with their dinosaur foot on a banana peel they want to return to the "good ole days" of no competition. Well, why not? Competition benefits the consumer. They are not in business to benefit consumers. They are in business. And the stupider and less interactive (translated as passive and voyeuristic) the consumer, the better; especially when, hand in glove with government types, the media is used to brainwash and idiofy the public, shaping it to conform to their (politicos' and corporations') will and way. So it is in old media companies' DNA (and government has allowed them to reign for years) to chop down services like Megaupload, who would presume to wander on "their turf." They are all about smashing those who would have the audacity to compete, and by leveling the playing field, erode the obscene corporate profits their CEOs, boards and corporations have most probably stashed away in the Caymans, Switzerland and other off shore locations far from the IRS's outstretched hands. Talk about theft!!Continued on the next page