MegaUpload Shut Down By Feds

    Here’s what is likely the biggest (media-related) news of the day aside from Rick Perry withdrawing his bid for the election: file-sharing site MegaUpload has been shut down by the feds. The Washington Post reports that Virginia federal prosecutors have ordered the closure of the website. Additionally, they have indicted its founder and employees with violating piracy laws.

    Apparently MegaUpload got nabbed for “costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.” What’s especially crazy about this is it comes just ONE day after a slew of websites, including Prefix, blacked out their content as a means of opposing two anti-piracy bills — SOPA and PIPA — making their way through Congress. 

    Update: Hacker Group Anonymous Shuts Down Sites For Justice Dept., RIAA, MPAA, And Universal Music In Retaliation for Megaupload