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U.S. Shuts Megaupload.com, Hackers Retaliate

The U.S. government shut down the Megaupload.com content sharing Web site, charging its founders and several employees with massive copyright infringement, the latest skirmish in a high-profile battle against piracy of movies and music.

Megaupload and Megavideo Shutdown: Top 5 Alternatives

Megaupload, a leading file-sharing site, was instantly shutdown on Thursday after federal prosecutors found the site guilty of mass copyright infringement. The decision came amid a nationwide battle over online music and video piracy.

Anonymous Unleashes DDoS Attacks on DOJ, U.S Copyright Office, RIAA, MPAA and Universal Music Sites

Hackers collective Anonymous, which had gone underground for the past few months, reared its deadly head again, and shut down the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Universal Music Web sites via The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, in retaliation against the U.S. government crackdown on Megaupload and Megavideo sites.

SOPA: Reddit Blackout Will Speak Loud, Clear

For addicted reddit users -- sometimes referred to as redditors -- that's a hard pill to swallow -- half a day without the front page of the Internet, the social news Web site where registered users submit content so other users to vote it up, or down, and chime in with insight that is typically informative but almost always interesting, to say the least.

'Drip-Casting': Mobile's Answer to Network Logjams

The wireless industry is looking at new ways to deliver mobile video services and charging consumers as it tries to boost usage without overloading networks, a top Verizon Wireless technology executive said.

Lamar Smith Reaffirms Commitment to SOPA

The lawmaker behind a bill to combat online piracy vowed on Thursday to press ahead in the face of fierce criticism from Internet giants such as Google and Facebook.

Obama Administration Says Richard Cordray Appointment Legal

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel said in a legal memo that the Senate was unable to perform its constitutional duties on presidential nominees, despite holding "pro forma" sessions aimed at blocking recess appointments.

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NinjaVideo co-founded sentenced to 22 months for piracy

Hana Amal Beshara, the co-founder and public face of pirate website NinjaVideo.net, has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for conspiracy and criminal copyright infringement, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced Friday morning.
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Obama's Recess Appointments Reopen Murky Legal Debate

The president's recess appointment power under the Constitution is not without its ambiguities, and the president's use of this power in light of these ambiguities has given rise to significant political and legal controversy since the beginning of the Republic.
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