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(New Europe)   Kim Dotcom, aka MegaUpload's owner is planning a come back with his new "totally legal" service "Mega" due to launch, a year later on the same day MegaUpload was raided   (neurope.eu) divider line 10
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1291 clicks; posted to Geek » on 11 Dec 2012 at 11:26 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-11 11:45:10 AM  
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Karac: A totally legal megaupload? I expect it to do just as well as the totally legal napster.


It's not "a totally legal" MegaUpload they plan; it's a totally risk-free MegaUpload they plan. The idea is that no one can view the uploaded file, not even Mega, except for the uploader and anyone who has the password because it's encrypted on the password. It'll still have the same pay scheme as before.

Though it's not like they're losing the legal battle against Washington/MPAA/RIAA. I expect, in the long run, they'll be found not guilty and win the MegaUpload suits.
2012-12-11 01:16:42 PM  
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ha-ha-guy: Look Kim, you got lucky that the FBI farked up due process here. We all know what megaupload was and we know you're shady as hell based on your previous business record. I appreciate the middle finger you gave the RIAA/MPAA, but quit while you are ahead.

/also your fat ass makes a shiatty martyr


All points true, but I still hope he succeeds. Because fark the MPAA/RIAA. And their private international police force.

/you don't go to war with the martyr you want, you go with the martyr you have
2012-12-11 12:14:10 PM  
2 votes:
Look Kim, you got lucky that the FBI farked up due process here. We all know what megaupload was and we know you're shady as hell based on your previous business record. I appreciate the middle finger you gave the RIAA/MPAA, but quit while you are ahead.

/also your fat ass makes a shiatty martyr
2012-12-11 12:01:44 PM  
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dj_spanmaster: Karac: A totally legal megaupload? I expect it to do just as well as the totally legal napster.

It's not "a totally legal" MegaUpload they plan; it's a totally risk-free MegaUpload they plan. The idea is that no one can view the uploaded file, not even Mega, except for the uploader and anyone who has the password because it's encrypted on the password. It'll still have the same pay scheme as before.

Though it's not like they're losing the legal battle against Washington/MPAA/RIAA. I expect, in the long run, they'll be found not guilty and win the MegaUpload suits.


This, basically. All the MegaUpload stupidity proved was that New Zealand's government was happy to serve as the cat's paw for the American government, and that the American government couldn't give a rat's rancid rectum about American, New Zealand, or international law when it comes to backing the MPAA. New Zealand's government officials looked like fools, and it's nice to see that their citizens are pissed at how New Zealand basically broke their own laws solely to please another country.

I'm looking forward to Megabox.
2012-12-11 11:41:27 AM  
2 votes:
It's looking like the last one was totally legal too, with the way that case is shaping up.
2012-12-11 11:36:30 AM  
2 votes:
A totally legal megaupload? I expect it to do just as well as the totally legal napster.
2012-12-11 02:21:50 PM  
1 votes:
You guys realize that if this had gone pear-shaped, every single one of us who ever posted a hotlinked image would also be liable for a $250,000 lawsuit, right?

Or, that if you had saved it to imgur/photobucket/whatever would be considered perpetrating piracy and could be arrested and charged with a felony?

Just thought I might let you know that...
2012-12-11 02:17:40 PM  
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Summer Glau's Love Slave: tenpoundsofcheese: Summer Glau's Love Slave: HotWingConspiracy: It's looking like the last one was totally legal too, with the way that case is shaping up.

Word. I had a lot more respect for the FBI before they became hired goons for the MPAA/RIAA.

It's a good thing that the FBI didn't have any REAL crimes to work on at the time. You know, like crimes that occurred here in the US, and threatened we the people.

Yeah, weird that Holder didn't care at all about Fast and Furious and handing guns out.

That shiat was more farked up than bedtime at Micheal Jackson's house.

/Do you think that the FBI looks into a victim's net worth before they move on a case?


Nah, they look at the gross worth.
/The fed gets to take their money before creditors.
//It doesn't matter if you're a billion dollars in debt, if you have a billion and two dollars in your bank account and they can get away with taking it they will.
2012-12-11 01:55:32 PM  
1 votes:
I, for one, welcome out new pirate overlords.
2012-12-11 12:00:20 PM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: It's looking like the last one was totally legal too, with the way that case is shaping up.


Word. I had a lot more respect for the FBI before they became hired goons for the MPAA/RIAA.

It's a good thing that the FBI didn't have any REAL crimes to work on at the time. You know, like crimes that occurred here in the US, and threatened we the people.The feds had some free time, so why not raid a German citizen who committed crimes in Hong Kong and was currently living in New Zealand? So what if a few thousand innocent people had their totally legal files deleted in the process, there was copyright infringement in progress! 

Here's an interesting question for ya... why is the next Star Trek movie being advertised on a pirate site? You'd think that the studios would avoid illegal download sites like the plague.
 
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