Why was it shut down?
The MPAA complained, estimated that most of the stuff on megaupload was illegal. No evidence required, no due process, no anything. A complaint was enough. An estimate. Ridiculous! Leaders of megaupload are being arrested already. Based on a complaint.
That’s exactly what all the SOPA/PIPA whistleblowers were pointing at.
Of course, we users will just move on to another service… But the MPAA won’t get any money from me anymore. No sir. The corrupt Hollywood mafia can suck it. Not a cent from me anymore. Not that it changes anything from the way it’s now. I see maybe 2-3 Hollywood movies per year and I’ve long since stopped buying their “productions”, which usually lack any and all creativity and innovation anyway. I hope they go under eventually. Anyone not capable of adapting to changing, new business models deserves to be crushed.
Oh that would kill jobs? Not my fault. Adapt or die. It’s called evolution. Survival of the fittest. The MPAA and RIAA are the same groups that whined about the VHS cassette and mp3 players. The MPAA and RIAA are old men on their death beds. I think it’s time to euthanize them.