MegaUpload File Share Site Shut Down – Swizz Beatz is Not CEO
So a couple days ago, a false rumor was going around that Swizz Beatz was the CEO of the file-sharing website MegaUpload.com. The site has been shut down and is now offline after being the #13 most popular site in the world at one time.
2 days ago, concluding a 2 year investigation by the FBI, 7 people were arrested in New Zealand for Online Piracy crimes. It is said that the site cost copyright holders hundreds of millions of dollars. This coming in the wake of the SOPA act which was shot down just a few days ago.
For more information on what people were saying about Swizz Beatz and the “organized crime syndicate” you can read this article.
In response to the take-down of MegaUpload, the hacker collective, ANONYMOUS, attacked multiple websites in order to crash their servers. The sites that were attacked included the US Justice Department and Universal Music Group just to name a couple.
The allegations that Swizz Beatz was the CEO of the company were shot down yesterday when the Attorney for the company gave this statement saying, “To my knowledge, Swizz Beatz was never involved in any meaningful way. He was negotiating to become the CEO, but it was never official.”
Other valuable information in regards to this case is that the company was endorsed by a few big name stars such as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and many more. This coming from the news site, Buzzfeed.com.
So what did we learn from this? Once again that copyright infringement is a huge problem and it is causing huge issues for big companies like Universal Records. That makes sense that a company with so much power would be against free download sites and press charges. But that is also a HUGE reason why the SOPA bill had to die.
In order for our civil liberties to be protected, we must keep the Internet free. If not, you will see bigger problems from the ANONYMOUS group as they prove their power of hacking websites and overloading servers can not be touched and will continue to cause problems for the government. Just leave the Internet alone and everyone, except for large profit-sharing companies, will be happy.