DoJ shutdown of Megaupload proves SOPA opponents were right, starts war with Anonymous

File-download site Megaupload was shut down under indictment; other sites went down under DDOS

By  

Given the amount and dramatic scope of resistance from Wikipedia, Reddit, Anonymous and others, both the DoJ and Congress should look again at their process for enforcing copyright and back off the bullying tactics RIAA and MPAA present as the only way to address even the smallest violation.

RIAA, at least, wasn't impressed with Wikipedia's blackout demonstration this week; we can only hope DDOS attacks from Anonymous wake it and other SOPA supporters up to how deeply opposed members of the Internet community are to heavy-handed tactics like these, and how high the price will be for continuing to pursue them.

Read more of Kevin Fogarty's CoreIT blog and follow the latest IT news at ITworld. Follow Kevin on Twitter at @KevinFogarty. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter and Facebook.

Photo Credit: 

Reuters file photo, Kim Dotcomm (Schmitz) 1999

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Answers - Powered by ITworld

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Ask a Question