Remember how the MegaUpload shutdown was supposed to make artists rich and give everyone a pony and a Rolls Royce? Well, it didn’t do either of those things. In fact, it didn’t do anything. Immediately after MegaUpload’s demise, other websites picked up the slack and things continued as they always had.
To illustrate this, here’s an Alexa traffic graph for some of the largest filesharing sites for the past three months:
And to make things even worse for the RIAA/MPAA, anyone can download a 90MB file containing all the torrents listed on The Pirate Bay and gain access to any of them even if the site disappears tomorrow.
So, um… good luck trying to kill piracy, guys.
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