Megaupload CEO Swizz Beatz Silent as Feds Shut Down Site, Arrest Four [Piracy]

By far the most surprising thing about the news that four people have been arrested by the FBI in connection with a 72-page indictment handed down on file-sharing site Megaupload (and its streaming-video sister Megavideo) was learning that rap producer and Alicia Keys husband Swizz Beatz is the company’s CEO. Otherwise, well, they definitely saw this coming, right? Sure, it’s little bit odd to hear the government describe the site where you watched most of season four of Friends while you were sick last week as a “a worldwide criminal organization whose members engaged in criminal copyright infringement and money laundering on a massive scale.” But we’ve always got Videobb. [WSJ, image via AP] More »

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