Just a day after anti-piracy bills SOPA/PIPA were protested across the country and on the Internet, the FBI has shut down a popular file-sharing site, Megaupload.com. The NY Times reports, "According to a grand jury indictment, Megaupload — one of the most popular 'locker' services on the Internet, which lets users anonymously transfer large files — generated $175 million in income for its operators through subscription fees and advertising, while causing $500 million in damages to copyright holders."
Related: Many of the um ... cough cough ... MOVIES I had bookmarked were hosted on Megaupload. I checked last night and these cinematic classics are, indeed, GONE. Thanks a lot, Uncle Sam.
Excuse me while I go weep in front of a blank computer screen...