Saturday, January 21, 2012
Firstly I'd like to make some comments about the unpleasantness that happened yesterday. After a 2 year investigation the U.S government shut down Megaupload and made a number of arrests. This kind of action was what we feared might occur if the proposed SOPA legislation passed but it is clear now that the war has already begun. You can find a bit of background regarding recent developments here. I am hoping that in the short term the authorities will be tied up trying to prosecute Megaupload and for now other file sharing sites will be safe. Mediafire just became that much more important...
I'm sure the likes of Mediafire and Rapidshare will see large increases in traffic and this will probably slow the downloading / uploading process. My advice is to not be complacent, if you see an album that might interest you then download it immediately because we don't know what the future will hold. I have replaced about 30 of my Megaupload files with alternative links, I couldn't find alternatives for the rest and will need to re-up them on other file sharing services. This process may take several weeks and I ask you to be patient in the meantime. Unfortunately I may have to decrease the frequency of my posting while I get everything sorted.
A lot of excellent music blogs suffered a major blow yesterday. I hope that in time we will recover and become stronger because I firmly believe our work makes the internet a better place.
Until next time, stay funky.