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I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload
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I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

On my Washington DC school trip! He gave us this really stern lecture on a lot of things and then talked about how he'd gotten the MegaUpload guys while they were in New Zealand, celebrating one of their birthdays. He was like "People need to know that it's not okay to do that. It's just wrong, there's no other way to put it. You're taking hard-earned money away from people when you download songs and videos." And everyone was watching him with wide eyes, totally believing him, and I was just sitting there in a pool of resentment like "yeah those poor recording companies."

Also, I love the fact that this 3-day trip was entirely an introduction of these jobs to us as future career possibilities. The teachers told us so themselves. Yeah, I really want to work in this field.

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RE: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

Wow, did he really just say that? He just went and switched positions on the matter just like that. Strange of him. If you don't stand by what you do then why did you do it in the first place?

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What a typical shit bag.

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While he was talking, you should've walked up to him and punched him in the face. Hard enough to make his brain bounce in his skull so he falls unconscious. You would've made national headlines.

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(04-21-2012 12:18 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Wow, did he really just say that? He just went and switched positions on the matter just like that. Strange of him. If you don't stand by what you do then why did you do it in the first place?
WTF are you talking about, how did he switch positions

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He Wrote:"People need to know that it's not okay to do that. It's just wrong, there's no other way to put it. You're taking hard-earned money away from people when you download songs and videos."

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RE: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

He took down MegaUpload, or helped on it or whatever the fuck. He expressed that he supported that and that "software piracy" is "wrong" when he said it's wrong to download songs and videos, unless you've found some kind of weird sarcasm that no one understands. He never switched positions.

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^Yeah.

Well, I'm glad I wasn't there with you. Otherwise I would punched this sucker in the face.
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Derchin probably thinks you meant the guy who ran it.

He is a prick. First of all, Dotcom hosted a filesharing site, if someone broke the law using it it isn't his fault. Do they prosecute google for illegal content found through their site? No, it was a clear violation. Not to mention, filesharing is just the next step in technology, like cassetes and CDs were. These dumb fucks say the same shit every god damn time.

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If I was there I would have insulted him right in front of everybody and shown everyone how he is responsible taking away everyone's freedom of the internet.

My ass would get arrested if I hit him, so that would be stupid. Rest assured though, I would still raise hell. Right there is one chance to do something ballsy.

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Quote:He was like "People need to know that it's not okay to do that. It's just wrong, there's no other way to put it. You're taking hard-earned money away from people when you download songs and videos."

If I had been the teacher on that trip I would have asked him if he feels bad about taking hard-earned money away from the people who developed MegaUpload. I also would have stated that stealing is when you take something from someone and they don't have it anymore. Copying something doesn't 'take' anything from anybody. In fact, that scumbag is the thief because he actually did take MegaUpload away. Even though he didn't keep MegaUpload for himself that's the same as stealing someone's money and then throwing it in the garbage. What a self-righteous turd.

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Quote:If I was there I would have insulted him right in front of everybody and shown everyone how he is responsible taking away everyone's freedom of the internet.
He would probably have had security throw me out and I would be reprimanded/suspended for "disrespecting" this guy.

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You know how bad it is when you see a page for mod or file you wanna download and only link leading to it is megaupload......................? Fu
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What a moron. He deserves nothing but to suck cock and die.

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I would have raised my hand and asked something along the lines of "So, how much money did the RIAA and MPAA stuff up your ass before you agreed to go outside of (what should be) U.S. jurisdiction and arrest someone from a totally different country?"

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Quote:"People need to know that it's not okay to do that. It's just wrong, there's no other way to put it. You're taking hard-earned money away from people when you download songs and videos.

Ah, the age old idea that morals are concrete, and that if you wouldn't do something yourself, then everybody else shouldn't do it either. Nothing is this black and white, but rather a shade of grey. We aren't truly taking money out of their pockets because in many cases, those of us who download it wouldn't have bought if the option to download weren't available. Perhaps it's because of lack of money, or because of wanting to try the product out before buying. Despite being an avid downloader and uploader, I still buy albums. Sometimes I'll buy a shirt. Or instead I'll go to a show. My money still goes in to support the artists. Fuck this guy.

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If illegal content is on a mass public filesharing site, and if it gets shut down for that then;

If illegal content is on a CD, that company should be shut down.

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(04-26-2012 11:21 AM)flann Wrote:  If illegal content is on a mass public filesharing site, and if it gets shut down for that then;

If illegal content is on a CD, that company should be shut down.

That makes sense. It's really just a modern version of taping songs off the radio.

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There was a news report where the police department in Australia was using pirated software for their databases.
They bought 1,000 licenses but used about 7,000 copies. But they get away with it and the software company can do nothing.
lol justice system at its finest!

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(04-26-2012 09:28 PM)Efs Wrote:  There was a news report where the police department in Australia was using pirated software for their databases.
They bought 1,000 licenses but used about 7,000 copies. But they get away with it and the software company can do nothing.
lol justice system at its finest!

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Arrogant fuck. Going outside US legal boundaries and arresting someone in ANOTHER COUNTRY. WTF. They were just so butthurt because WAAAHHH!!! WE CAN'T censor the internets without SOPA or ACTA!!! should have taken an automag and blow the fucker's brains out.
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