El website Taringa de nuestro país estaría en la mira del FBI

Viernes 20 de enero de 2012 | 01:47hs.

La acción del gobierno norteamericano, con el cierre de Megaupload.com, también advierte sobre otros sitios -que según ellos están relacionados- entre ellos al conocido Taringa de nuestro país. El mismo estaría también en la mira del FBI y es hoy uno de los sitios más visitados de Iberoamérica. Desaparecieron as categorias Musica y Peliculas de TARINGA

La cuenta de twitter de Anonymous corrobora que la caída de los dos portales es obra suya y bautiza el pirateo de ambas páginas como Operación Represalia.

Además de los sitios del Departamento de Justicia estadounidense y de la productora Universal Music, han limitado el acceso a la página de la Asociación Americana de la Industria de Grabación.

La Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) anunció este jueves el cierre de la página de descargas Megaupload tras una investigación de dos años que se ha saldado con la detención de cuatro personas en Nueva Zelanda por un supuesto delito de piratería informática.

El FBI señaló que la operación desvelada no tiene conexión con el proyecto de ley antipiratería SOPA, promovido por el Congreso de EEUU, y que provocó el "apagón" el miércoles de varias páginas en señal de protesta

 

El comunicado del FBI estadounidense completo

WASHINGTON - Seven individuals and two corporations have been charged in the United States with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works, through Megaupload.com and other related sites, generating more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and causing more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners, the U.S. Justice Department and FBI announced today.

This action is among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States and directly targets the misuse of a public content storage and distribution site to commit and facilitate intellectual property crime.

The individuals and two corporations - Megaupload Limited and Vestor Limited - were indicted by a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia on Jan. 5, 2012, and charged with engaging in a racketeering conspiracy, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, conspiring to commit money laundering and two substantive counts of criminal copyright infringement. The individuals each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, five years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, 20 years in prison on the charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering and five years in prison on each of the substantive charges of criminal copyright infringement.

The indictment alleges that the criminal enterprise is led by Kim Dotcom, aka Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor, 37, a resident of both Hong Kong and New Zealand. Dotcom founded Megaupload Limited and is the director and sole shareholder of Vestor Limited, which has been used to hold his ownership interests in the Mega-affiliated sites.

In addition, the following alleged members of the Mega conspiracy were charged in the indictment:

  • Finn Batato, 38, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the chief marketing officer;
  • Julius Bencko, 35, a citizen and resident of Slovakia, who is the graphic designer;
  • Sven Echternach, 39, a citizen and resident of Germany, who is the head of business development;
  • Mathias Ortmann, 40, a citizen of Germany and resident of both Germany and Hong Kong, who is the chief technical officer, co-founder and director;
  • Andrus Nomm, 32, a citizen of Estonia and resident of both Turkey and Estonia, who is a software programmer and head of the development software division;
  • Bram van der Kolk, aka Bramos, 29, a Dutch citizen and resident of both the Netherlands and New Zealand, who oversees programming and the underlying network structure for the Mega conspiracy websites.

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