Friday, January, 20, 2012
Anonymous hackers attacked the website of the French anti-piracy organization
Hadopi in retaliation to the closure of the file-sharing site
The website of France’s anti-piracy organisation crashed for several
hours on Thursday night after hackers led a collective attack on the
website, Le Monde reports.
On Thursday evening, French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomed the
closure of the website megaupload.com by the US Justice department.
The Justice Department announced on Thursday the indictment of
seven people linked to Megaupload for allegedly operating an
"international organized criminal enterprise responsible for massive
worldwide online piracy."
Hours after the arrests, Megaupload fans attacked several websites belonging to the US Justice Department, the FBI and Hadopi.
In France, the controversial agency Hadopi monitors traffic on the
web in search for illegal downloads of copyrighted material. French web
users caught downloading pirated material get several warning before
their internet connection is cut off.
Hadopi legislation was adopted in 2009. So far no French internet users have seen their internet connection cut off.
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