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Why was MegaUpload really shut down?

In December of 2011, just weeks before the takedown, Digital Music News reported on something new that the creators of #Megaupload were about to unroll. Something that would rock the music industry to its core. (http://goo.gl/A7wUZ)

I present to you... MegaBox. MegaBox was going to be an alternative music store that was entirely cloud-based and offered artists a better money-making opportunity than they would get with any record label.

"UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," MegaUpload founder Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz told Torrentfreak

Not only did they plan on allowing artists to keep 90% of their earnings on songs that they sold, they wanted to pay them for songs they let users download for free.

"We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free," Dotcom outlined. "Yes that's right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works."
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Just discovered this website today http://www.thatdeafguy.com. The three images below are the most relevant to my life

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So many great authors in this list and some I'm excited to say I haven't read yet! When am I going to find the time?!

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A one pager I found useful.

This two-sided page contains the wisdom of an entire book on how to write better. Nay, it distills an entire shelf of the world's greatest writing manuals (and I have them all). After 30 years as both a writer and editor I can't think of much I would add to these 50 short tips. This PDF is now my favorite guide to writing well. You can print it out for free. If you want its pithy reminders fleshed out with more examples, see the book form, or the website. But the free tip sheet itself -- one paper printed both sides -- rewards a quick review anytime you get down to serious writing.
http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/005797.php

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Three and a half years! It's been quite the trip. Thank you, Warren Ellis, Paul Duffield, Ariana Osborne & Avatar for one of my favorite titles!
Back in mid 2007, just after the announcement at SDCC, +Warren Ellis and Avatar Press talked to me about putting together sites for a new webcomic and forum. I'd been an Enforcer over at Warren's THE ENGINE, there towards the end, and already had a good idea what Warren wanted for the new place. And I'd already played a bit with Vanilla (the forum software), so that was pretty easy. The new webcomic, on the other hand, had all sorts of new fiddly whatnots that Warren wanted, and having seen some of +Paul Duffield's preview art, I knew I had to make it, you know, not suck in looks or the technical end.

So, http://www.freakangels.com happened, with the Whitechapel forum bolted on.

And at 4am in my morning (Noon UK time) on February 15th, 2008, I was up to post the very first FREAKANGELS comic.

At at 4am this morning, I was up to post the next-to-last one.

And at 4am next Friday morning, I'll be putting up Episode 144. That's six volumes, 864 pages, a handful of skip weeks and four years, for me. A bit longer for the creators, a bit shorter for the readers, but still, it's been quite a ride for everyone.

And it's been brilliant.

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I just posted an interview with myself for the Master of Creative Writing course that I am doing at Auckland University over on my tumblr.
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