With the protests of SOPA/PIPA still resonating throughout the world wide web, the FBI has shut down one of the largest and most popular filehosting sites, Megaupload.
Long a hated target of the film and music industries, Megaupload seems to think that they are part of the future of of content distribution, and are open to working with the very industry that despises them (remember Napster?).
From the Megaupload site (before it was removed) "The fact is that the vast majority of Mega's Internet traffic is legitimate, and we are here to stay. If the content industry would like to take advantage of our popularity, we are happy to enter into a dialogue. We have some good ideas. Please get in touch."
This will obviously effect the millions of users who depend on MU for their filesharing needs, but will it really fix the root causes of, and in effect reduce internet piracy, or will people just migrate to other sites? Share your thoughts on the Megaupload shutdown and SOPA/PIPA here
News Credit: doubleofive