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Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, January 20, 2012
Jan 20, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Friday, January 20, 2012

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Megaupload was one popular website. Its shutdown stems from an indictment issued in a Northern Virginia court accusing the site of being responsible for $500 million in revenue that should have been going to the copyright holders of the movies, TV shows and music on the site. And the timing of the raid, coming as it did the day after the protests by Wikipedia and other sites, may have not been coincidental. Also in this program, another installment of Tech Report Theater.

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Megaupload's mega-takedown

Jan 20, 2012
The enormous file-sharing site gets shut down by the feds.

Megaupload was one popular website. Its shutdown stems from an indictment issued in a Northern Virginia court accusing the site of being responsible for $500 million in revenue that should have been going to the copyright holders of the movies, TV shows and music on the site. And the timing of the raid, coming as it did the day after the protests by Wikipedia and other sites, may have not been coincidental. Also in this program, another installment of Tech Report Theater.

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