The US Federal government today, acting in concert with police forces in Hong Kong and New Zealand, arrested several executives of Megaupload and shut down their site.
Right or wrong, Megaupoad will have its day in court. Isn’t this the way it is supposed to work? If so, why do we need SOPA and PIPA to protect against rogue illegal sites when we already have a legal process in place to deal with crimes?
The indictment was apparently out for two weeks, and yet the arrests were only made the day after the SOPA/PIPA blackouts. The timing is interesting to say the least.