SOPA/PIPA BACKLASH - Justice.gov under attack
"So Hollywood said that they would not give O more campagain donations because he backed down on SOPA/PIPA
EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Moguls Stopping Obama Donations Because Of President’s Piracy Stand: “Not Give A Dime Anymore”
So the powers that be decide to placate Hollywood today and throw them a sacrifice of MegaUpload.com
Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website
So then ...
Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.
Only hours before the DoJ and Universal sites went down, news broke that Megaupload, a massive file sharing site with a reported 50 million daily users, was taken down by federal agents. Four people linked to Megaupload were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the globe.<snip>
Megaupload was not a pirating company, they were a FILE SHARE company. If there was any pirating, it would have been among the end users, not the service provider. I don't see how the justice department could have legitimately taken them down without a trial and order from a judge."
(I just checked www.justice.gov. I got an error message from AVG.)