Intellectual Property theft - Piracy

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Intellectual Property theft - Piracy

Post by MarkGiles » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:31 am

These sites are part of the Kim Dotcom aka Kim Schmitz group

[red]kimble.org
megaporn.com
megarotic.com
megaupload.com
megavideo.com
megaking.com
megacar.com
megalive.com
megabox.com
megapix.com
megafund.com
megakey.com
megapay.com
megabest.com
megahelp.com
megagogo.com
megamovie.com
megabackup.com
kimpire.com
[/red]
Referenced at http://twitpic.com/89fcgk
The FBI has just secured the arrest of the owner and 7 leaders in this copyright infringement operation. FBI Press Release
http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press- ... fringement

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Post by Jazspeak » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:49 pm

I take it that there isn't much point in rating those sites since they probably won't exist for much longer (if they haven't already been taken down).

The FBI press release is an interesting read, although it would be more interesting to know how they calculated the $500 million USD "estimated harm" to copyright holders.

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Post by c۞g » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:56 pm

megaupload.com was a popular site if I recall; like rapidshare and other similar sites

curious, I visited the domain and was presented with this image

Image

some stragglers:

[red]hdmegaporn.com
kimvestor.com
dataprotect.com
trendax.com[/red]

edit:
removed: cum.com
it appeared in the wikipedia article, but is no longer referenced

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Post by Site-rater » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:11 pm

<quote user="jazspeak">
I take it that there isn't much point in rating those sites since they probably won't exist for much longer (if they haven't already been taken down).

The FBI press release is an interesting read, although it would be more interesting to know how they calculated the $500 million USD "estimated harm" to copyright holders.
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Actually these sites should be rated [red]red[/red] since they point to a government controlled server, and who knows what they are doing with the IP logs?

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Post by Jazspeak » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:55 pm

<quote user="bfeely">
"...who knows what they are doing with the IP logs?"
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I think that pretty much everyone can guess what they are doing with the logs. The more worrying question for some, possibly many, is who is next on the hit-list?

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Post by PuddinTame » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:37 am

This is a curious question: what happens to the domains? I'm sure there's some squatters/'domain speculators' out there slavering over the idea of getting the mega-* domains. Does the government seize them permanently? Sell them?

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Post by Guest » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:17 pm

<quote user="puddintame">
This is a curious question: what happens to the domains? I'm sure there's some squatters/'domain speculators' out there slavering over the idea of getting the mega-* domains. Does the government seize them permanently? Sell them?
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This is a more interesting question , I noticed that the company Channel gets the domains besides the money , but the Government never keeps [ to my knowledge ] any seized property virtual or not ; most of the time is sold in auction or that was the way it used to be
It picked my curiosity , now I need to know

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RE: Intellectual Property theft - Piracy

Post by Site-rater » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:09 pm

<quote user="jazspeak">
I think that pretty much everyone can guess what they are doing with the logs. The more worrying question for some, possibly many, is who is next on the hit-list?
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By hosting the seized site notice, is it possible that the United States Government is violating the Privacy Act by failing to provide or link to a privacy policy regarding the seized site notice server? Please share this question everywhere you can. Please note that this question applies to seizedservers.com of Operation In Our Sites.

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