Alicia Keys‘ producer/DJ husband, Swizz Beatz, just happens to be the CEO of Megaupload! Yesterday Federal authorities shut down Megaupload, one of the Internet’s most popular sites, on charges that it illegally shared television shows, movies, and e-books.
This caused hackers to retaliate by blocking access to many other important Web sites, including the Justice Department and Universal Music.
Seven executives were indicted, including the founder. Even though Swizz Beatz is listed on some sites as the company’s chief executive, he was not charged with anything.
The strangest part of all this is the fact that the music and movie industries are the most harmed by piracy, and many celebrities and musicians have endorsed the Megaupload site, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Diddy and Will.i.am. Hmmmm…..