We been recently talking about some “SOPA and PIPA” thing and even many geeks around the world did say, how dangerous it could be and some sites gone black in support with many sites who are not supporting this US crazy SOPA and PIPA laws. Quatre-Bornes.com even though hosts in various mirrored locations our second main data station has gone black for a day and many of the sites which we are hosting in US has been taken down due to this act. If we are thinking that SOPA and PIPA is going to be something small, then we must realize again and say oh damn god its not that small as it was sounding….. The reason is that one such massive site like Megaupload has gone for a toss lately and some will follow for sure in coming days or months…. So let us talk about www of this process not world wide web but surely on What Why and Who….
Let’s surely start from the Blackouts which happened lately…. why it happened and who made it happen and who supported that.
Sites which completely went in support of Blackout – Wikipedia, Google, Facebook and some thousands of websites.
The announcement came a day after thousands of websites took part in a “blackout” to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa).
The US Chamber of Commerce has defended the proposed laws saying that enforcement agencies “lack the tools” to effectively apply existing intellectual property laws to the digital world.
Industry watchers suggest this latest move may feed into the wider debate.
Megaupload, one of the internet’s largest file-sharing sites, has been shut down by officials in the US.
The site’s founders have been charged with violating piracy laws – Federal prosecutors have accused it of costing copyright holders more than $500m (£320m) in lost revenue. The firm says it was diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material. In response, the hackers group Anonymous has targeted the FBI and US Department of Justice websites.
The news came a day after anti-piracy law protests, but investigators said they were ordered two weeks ago. The US Justice Department said that Megaupload’s two co-founders Kim Schmitz, and Mathias Ortmann were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand along with two other employees of the business at the request of US officials. It added that three other defendants were still at large.
“This action is among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States and directly targets the misuse of a public content storage and distribution site to commit and facilitate intellectual property crime,” said a statement posted on its website. The FBI website was intermittently unavailable on Thursday evening due to what officials said was being “treated as a malicious act”.
The hackers’ group Anonymous said it was carrying out the attacks. The Motion Picture Association of America’s website also suffered disruption.