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MPAA would allow Megaupload users access to non-copyrighted files

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jun 7, 2012
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  1. Former Megaupload users have now been without the files they once stored in the cloud for nearly five months after the US government shut the site down under allegations that...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,160   +1,413

    "The MPAA's response is a glimmer of hope to those who have lost legit data but in reality, former members are likely no closer to retrieving files than they were before." I bet they are. If the MIAA says it's up to the court, then the users probably will get their data back. But it'll take forever. And if they care that much about their backups or whatever, then they'll have to deal with that 'violation of privacy'. As if anyone really cares about your vacation photos, videos of your kid, or tax returns.
  3. Can you imagine a law enforcement group going into a block of units and asying ok we are going to raid and confiscate every item here because some of you are criminals and this is a haven that needs to be shut down, oh and well the innocent ppl well to bad we find corporations who amass billions of dollars more important than you because even though your tax pays for services we are going to utilise those services to do what we wish (por what rich corporations wish in this case.)
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    I started writing something that basically ended with "...what are they stupid?" but basically, yeah, they are stupid.
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 574   +228

    Best chance to get files back is if the court case falls through and they host somewhere else.
  6. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I actually feel bad for the LEGAL users. They just have the bad luck to have used a service that was busted for illegal reasons. They should have access to their own original product. The MPAA and RIAA will of course check every file downloaded or requested for copyrights infringment.
    Hopefully we will see this issue come to a close soon. Besides all the embezzeling that Mr. Dotcom did, the legal files should be available as soon as any trial is done so there would be no need for either the US Govt. or the Plaintiffs to hold on to those files.
  7. M E G A upload to me today, send me a file, MegaUpload, MEEEGGAAA... damn song is still stuck in my head.
  8. This is one of the reasons I avoid cloud computing.
  9. The government's legal head said the agreement the FBI was accused of breaking did not apply in this case. He said the relevant document only covered "physical" material not information. So virtual lockers are not information ?
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,150   +142

    I have absolutely no faith in our legal system anymore... Since when does a private organization like the MPAA "allow" anyone to do anything? Oh I forgot... They have the courts and government in their pocket, so they can do whatever they want.
  11. Yes I didn't know it was their call... how generous of them to abuse the legal system and their funding of politicians to go over the law and then offer concessions when *they* have been found to have done something illegal.
  12. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,619   +599

    Our tax dollars at work.
  13. I'm glad I have £'s, lol
  14. Control, control... control! Anybody see a theme here?

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