Megaupload: Web Site Hit by Feds

Justice Department indicts two companies behind the file-sharing site.
1:08 | 01/20/12

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-- the people behind one of the internet's biggest file sharing site say they are unfairly under attack by the US Justice Department. That site was shut down yesterday and it's founder. He's now the subject of an extradition proceeding he's under arrest in New Zealand where he -- with more here's ABC's Pierre Thomas. The battle over copyrights -- control of the Internet has sharply escalated it started when the Justice Department indicted two major companies in charge -- with selling. Pirated movies music and other material online. Among those charged the leaders of a company called mega upload. Which claims to have a 150 million registered customers online which account for they say 4% of Internet use. Meg -- long run online ads featuring a who's who of leverage. Kim Kardashian. Two. After the indictments were made public there was an apparent online cyber attack. With the Justice Department's website among those are under assault from a group calling itself anonymous claimed credit. Pierre Thomas ABC news Washington.

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