Friday, January 20, 2012

Megaupload Shut Down

Megaupload, which has been my primary download host since I began here, has been shut down, and I don't think it's coming back. The U.S. government finally took legal action against what they are calling the "Mega Conspiracy" and arrested the founder and top employees for massive copyright infringement among other charges. Due to the seriousness of the charges, I don't think MU is ever coming back. I commend the retaliation efforts of Anonymous, but I don't think there is anything that will undo what has already been done.

So how does this affect Scans of the Dead? First, I've taken all Megaupload download links down. There's no point in leaving broken links up. I'll be uploading most of the material that was only on MU to Mediafire. I won't bother re-uploading older versions or previews. Eventually, I'll try to find another hosting site that I like, but for now I'll only post links to MF. If I have to, I might start using torrents.

This goes without saying, but I am opposed to the SOPA and PIPA legislation. The Department of Justice claims this had nothing to do with the battle in Congress. With this coming only a couple days after the small victory against the acts, though, I have a hard time believing that. In any case, this was probably inevitable as they obviously have enough evidence to make a good case against MU. I'm sure this won't be the last time this happens. I have a feeling this is just the beginning.


  1. ugh, one of the few DL websites that didn't make you either sign up or jump through hoops.. Quite a shame really.

  2. let's see how long mediafire holds out.

  3. I think MediaFire's ties to Google and other large companies will help protect them. Also, I don't think they get as many blatant copyright infringements as MU and FileSonic. They may put new restrictions on their file sharing function, though.