The file portal website at (do not visit there un-anonymized)
now has an announcement:
FilePortal is now the property of the United States government.
The domain and web site were surrendered to U.S. law enforcement pursuant to a federal prosecution and felony plea agreement for conspiracy to violate criminal copyright laws.
Kris S., a.k.a “Fatboyslack54,” pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on March 30, 2003, to conspiring with others to violate federal copyright laws by illegally importing, marketing, and distributing copyrighted software. As a result, the this website is now the property of the United States government. Individuals involved in this conduct face up to five years in federal prison and a fine of $500,000 for each count charged.
Piracy is the unauthorized, willful reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material, such as software, movies, music, and games. People who distribute pirated works over the Internet via IRC, FTP sites, web sites, or file-sharing networks, and people who download or reproduce pirated works are risking criminal prosecution. Piracy is a crime even when the works are distributed over the Internet for free or where the conduct does not involve monetary gain, such as the trading of pirated products for other pirated products.
The Department of Justice and federal law enforcement will continue to investigate and prosecute individuals and groups that violate the federal criminal copyright laws at home and abroad.
Your IP address has been recorded and will be reported for further investigation!
If you wish to plead not guilty fill out the form below and send it to [email protected]
CLICK HERE FOR THE NOT GUILTY FORM
Clicking the not guilty form take you to the actual web site. Is this a hacker hoax or a real government takeover?
(Editors note: We won’t say whether this is real or not, but just remember what UTC did yesterday night)