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"Dotcom" bust

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by neddy, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. neddy

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    Wow!!!

    But surely he didn't make all that money from the website did he?
     
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    Not exactly sure David. But this is another excerpt from NZ Herald (second paragraph is interesting):

     
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    Megaupload was a pretty big website, I remember it was top 50 websites in the world at one stage..

    - 50 million daily users.
    - 150 million registered users.

    they had a load of advertising/pop ups and other random stuff.
    Also I believe they had paid memberships?

    I mean think 1 million users paying $20 a month??

    Good video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVoM7WPgbxc

    "generating over $175m in proceeds from subscriptions and advertising,"
     
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    Fascinating stuff, those single file hosting websites are money making machines. I thought megaupload was getting a bit carried away when they got celeb endorsements from the likes of Kanye West & P Diddy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Wvn-9BXVc

    To put it in perspective of how big these sites are, a ex acquaintance runs a site with over 2.5 million active users, all using those services - and that's just 1 site!
     
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    Not defending him or his site but it's concerning that the US gov has arms so long they stretch to NZ. Why do they need SOPA/PIPA if they can already pick up anyone they want?
     
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    They only have jurisdiction because MU allegedly used a datcenter in the states AFAIK
     
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    Wasn't the data centers in Hong Kong?
     
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    The company is registered in Hong Kong, but not all of the servers are o/s:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78786408/Mega-Indictment

    I see a few other file sharing websites (like FileSonic & FileServe) are getting anxious and going out of there way to prevent and remove copyrighted content and in some cases even cancel the accounts of users who are uploading suspected pirated content..
     
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    This story reads like true 21st Century crime story .. petabytes, Mr.DotCom himself, celebrity involvement, US Government conspiracies.. I love it..

    Did you read about his vanity number plates, Stoned, Mafia.. and one more I can't remember but I love reading this story.

    Don't know how big a petabyte is but it sounds almighty impressive.

    What I didn't know was that he lived in NZ - I didn't know houses were that big over there! You learn something every day.

    My life is so bloody boring compared to this guy but I just want to read more about it.:D

    Nina
     
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    This story just gets better and better!

    #1 out of 15 million players

     
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    FENGJIE’S HUSBAND MUST BE:
    Aged between 25 and 31
    About two metres tall (a bit shorter is acceptable)
    Must have a master’s degree from Harvard, Yale, Stanford or West Point
    Can’t be Asian
    Must have a house and car
    Can never have been married, and no kids
    Intends to rule the world



    hahhaha the trippers in the world
     
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    He is , was and will always be a CROOK
    He has been involved in some pretty dodgy deals for YEARS
     
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    Dotcom was denied bail, but is appealing to High Court.

    However, after reading this, I'm cancelling my Skype account. :D

     
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    That's the least of concerns when it comes to Skype; they monitor all phone calls as well.
     
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    Yeah I know - it was a tongue in a cheek comment.

    Nothing is safe or sacred anymore. Echelon and all that. I've read too many spy novels. :)
     
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    Dang - I thought of Mini Me.. .but he doesn't have a University Degree.. how about second choice - Dr. Evil.