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Jan 24 - 10 years ago...........megaupload was shut down
 

 


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At the end of 2011, Kim Dotcom dropped the “Megaupload Song.”

The track, a blatant promotional piece for the file-sharing site, featured top artists such P Diddy, Will.i.am, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West.

This unprecedented advertisement came as a complete surprise to friends and foes. Not just because of the sheer star power, but also because Kim Dotcom himself wasn’t particluarly public at the time.

Locally, the New-Zealand entrepreneur enjoyed some fame, living the high life in a multi-million dollar mansion. And in gaming circles, he was a legend as well, albeit under his nickname MEGARACER. The public at large, however, hadn’t heard of him. That would soon change.


The Raid

On January 20, 2012, one day before his 38th birthday, police officers stormed his home in a military-style raid. Dozens of police swooped the estate in helicopters, including several members of New Zealand’s elite counter-terrorist force.

Dotcom’s bodyguard Wayne Tempero later recalled that the officers were armed with a*sault rifles and sidearms when they entered the premises just before 7 AM that morning. Tempero was in handcuffs soon after




Megaupload’s founder initially thought that the helicopter he heard could be guests arriving for his birthday party. However, when they knocked down the door, he realized that the situation was more threatening. There were certainly no gifts.

After hearing all the noise, Dotcom fled to a pre-arranged safe room in the house. He stayed in this “red room” reportedly with a shotgun by his side, until police arrived. That took a while, as the officers initially targeted another door, which actually led to a broken service elevator.

“I heard loud banging noises. I was just scared and worried. I thought I’d better wait for them to come to me rather than popping out and scaring someone who might shoot me,” Dotcom later said.


Mega Shock

While the raid was being carried out in New Zealand, law enforcement started to pull the plug on Megaupload as well. Hundreds of servers were taken offline and other Mega properties such as Megavideo disappeared as well.

These actions soon revealed the unprecedented scale at which the site was running. In the space of a day, millions of people were left without their favorite file storage and sharing platform, forced to find a new home.

This instantly boosted the traffic numbers of competitors such as Depositfiles, Uploaded.to, Hotfile, and Rapidshare with many others welcoming hundreds of thousands of extra visitors.

While this traffic was welcome, the criminal charges against Dotcom and his colleagues were seen as a major threat by these former competitors. In response, several sites canceled their payments to uploaders and Filesonic and Fileserve banned third-party downloads completely.

Needless to say, Hollywood saw Megaupload’s shutdown as a massive success. This was corroborated by an MPA-backed study that linked Megaupload’s demise to a boost in digital revenues. However, there’s is also research that suggests that some films were negatively impacted.
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 4 months ago '16        #2
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x60
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megaupload was goat status
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 4 months ago '21        #3
Tehuti  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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10 years ago.. jukebox was lit

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 4 months ago '10        #4
justdezit  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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when they dropped the download manager
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 4 months ago '11        #5
UziMane  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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Was my go to on Jukebox for years. Damn how times have changed
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 4 months ago '16        #6
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x60
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 SainT sig said
Was my go to on Jukebox for years. Damn how times have changed
jukebox had my pockets fat as hell.
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 4 months ago '20        #7
POWER RAPS  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I lost so much music that’s hard to find now
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 4 months ago '18        #8
S-Class  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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A dark day in pirate history smh
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Top 10 most propped recently  4 months ago '18        #9
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 POWER RAPS said
I lost so much music that’s hard to find now
So many remixes gone and I never found again
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 4 months ago '10        #10
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After that Rapidshare shutdown and so did just about every other major file sharing host at the time.

Some people were making decent bank from people downloading their uploads on those same hosts that got shook and shutdown after MegaUpload.

I got into it all too, and actually started one of the first mirror upload distribution sites that would let people securely login to multiple file hosts through my site, so that they could get credit for any downloads to make money and also the ability to have files hosted at over 20+ places with only having to upload once, even remotely. That meant dead download links were rare, it was convenient and ideal for uploaders that could make money, and just as convenient and ideal for people that wanted to download whatever too.

Other than that I had a blog where I posted albums, mixtapes, and a forum with over 3 million downloads and movie streams....I won't say what the sites were, but there were plenty of internet exclusive rips, leaks and all kinds of sh*t was a lot more readily available because of them.

Thing was, after all the major file hosts started shutting down after MegaUpload, all the sopa and pipa sh*t was going on and I was getting a ridiculous amount of dmca notices from record labels, software and movie companies. So I eventually said fu*k it, closed shop and shut all my sites and services down like all the major file hosts did at the time.

So MegaUpload shutting down caused a huge domino effect and pirating hasn't been the same since. It's all fu*ked up now. Yea, people that are aware how can still find what they're looking for usually, but it often involves obscure sites and file hosts that don't last that long.
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 4 months ago '08        #11
Eagles All Day 
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god damn, been ten years thats fu*king wild

getting old Mayne
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 4 months ago '04        #12
gimmethat 
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first they took yousendit,then rapidshare and mega
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 4 months ago '04        #13
ruff 
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That nostalgia hittin nice RN
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 4 months ago '21        #14
Puddingpops  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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sh*t hurt me good. I was a loyal paying customer. Mega had my modem burning from all the downloading.
Miss that era
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 4 months ago '17        #15
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 POWER RAPS said
I lost so much music that’s hard to find now






one of the best in hard to find hip hop

I have more


Last edited by dubsax; 01-25-2022 at 02:51 AM..
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 4 months ago '15        #16
CALL AGAIN 
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Media fire was the best dont miss rapid sh*t we got g drive now.
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 4 months ago '07        #17
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x79
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 gimmethat said
first they took yousendit,then rapidshare and mega
i completely forgot about YouSendIt
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 4 months ago '04        #18
LordBlanco|M  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Seems longer than that. But yeah, what wasnt on megaupload... sh*t lol
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 4 months ago '07        #19
PowerBar Ernie  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 dubsax said






one of the best in hard to find hip hop

I have more
I know this one. What about the others sir
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 4 months ago '07        #20
Deniro732 
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 CALL AGAIN said
Media fire was the best dont miss rapid sh*t we got g drive now.
This..mega was one of the goats though.
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 4 months ago '14        #21
4FIF 
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Around 75% of all the music in my collection comes from Rapidshare or Megaupload, legendary era
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 4 months ago '17        #22
Chrispy 
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Hubris
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 4 months ago '07        #23
datdude07 
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Good days fam still have cds burnt from music off these sites, Rapidshare was my go to it was hella quick for my slow a*s computer. Anyways also wanted to say I bet them servers have dat song with Styles P when he said die in the plain like that Aaliyah bi*ch
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 4 months ago '11        #24
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Imagine Kim in this era of crypto. He would have cracked the industry - he claimed he could create a platform for free downloads that would get artists paid.
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 4 months ago '20        #25
Catalinawm 
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damn op you took it back..i was more a rapidshare and mediafire n*gga myself
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