So Megaupload has been shut down and the tentacles of the media conglomerates show themselves to be more treacherous than anyone realized.
On the flip side, the man behind Megaupload was a bit too ostentatious and drew the ire of many. Subtlety was certainly not a trademark M.O.
HFS has shut itself down, whether in protest or fear. The landscape is certainly changing.
I realized today that the intent of SOPA and PIPA is so that media moguls don't need to bother with such silly things as due process.
Rather than months of "investigation" and millions of dollars spent, a simple flick of the switch is all that will be needed. Justice? Waste of time and money.
So many files here are now suddenly gone and with the RS account expiring (and daily reminders of the same), more will also be disappearing.
I'm still here but have moved on to other landscapes and things on a personal level have radically changed over the past few months and a big change is coming this week so I'm not quite sure where this will all lead.
Sometimes, drastic change leads to an evolutionary leap in the way things happen.
P.S. Support your independent artists and labels and the giants will see that we don't need them and their over processed and manufactured cultural substitutes.
If you can't support the indies, at least don't throw your money into the belly of the beast.