You guys, SOPA/PIPA isn't actually a thing yet. It hasn't been passed, it's not a law, so this thing with Megaupload is not because of that.
Online piracy has been against the law for a while, and it is a federal crime. The article stated that the FBI had been investigating for 2 years, so this is not because of SOPA. It’s just weirdly timed. The internet is not about to just collapse overnight.