Ever since MegaUpload's sudden takedown
, there's been a veritable whirlwind of explanations as to "what's really going on." Of course, the fact that MegaUpload
and its whopping 4% of Internet traffic was essentially erased from the Internet came the day after
massive and successful protests of SOPA and PIPA have spurred all kinds of theories that the takedown was just a giant middle finger to the Internet. Now, theories have focused on MegaUpload's music distribution service MegaBox
and some are suggesting that MegaBox's threat to upset established music industry distribution platforms is the real
reason MegaUpload was taken down. So was it? In short: No. In long: Nooooooooo.