Megaupload and its spin offs Megavideo and Megapix, the most popular file sharing services have been shut down by the FBI , alleging violation of Copy right rules and intellectual property crime. Is it any indication what PIPA and SOPA (anti piracy bills to be debated by the US Congress) have in store for the internet content?
That day alone, at least six senators who had co-sponsored the Senate legislation reversed their positions. The Republican leader of the House Speaker John Boehner,in statements at the time and again on Friday, stressed that more consensus-building was needed before the legislation would be ready for a vote.
On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said he was postponing a test vote set for Tuesday ``in light of recent events.'' House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Republican, followed suit, saying consideration of a similar House bill would be postponed ``until there is wider agreement on a solution.''