After yesterday’s widespread backlash against the United States Congress’ proposed bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), the first major fissure in the wake of the nation’s expected crackdown on piracy and copyright infringement was felt.

Megaupload.com, which according to several reports, was accused of numerous copyright violations, as well as other violations, was taken down by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier today. Seven people affiliated with the well-known online storage site were indicted with charges, while four, including site co-owners Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor, were detained by U.S. officials.

The U.S. Justice Department cited that Megaupload.com was “among criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States,” in a statement about the indictment earlier today.

The indictment also incited that Megaupload had cost copyright holders roughly $500 million U.S., with nearly 150 million registered users. And while neither SOPA nor PIPA has passed in the U.S. Congress, experts don’t expect crackdowns like this to stop short any time soon.