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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They also take down files which violate copyright law.
    Close, but not quite. They respond to complaints by taking down those files. They do not take down files without a complaint first.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wrestling message board I read has a section that you can only access with permissions, that has literally thousands of links to copywritten wrestling, boxing, MMA and similar content all on Mega and a few similar sites, and almost entirely from 2 people. Now it could just be a couple guys with a whole lot of time on their hands...but more likely not.
    I know of a site like that, though I don't know necessarily if it would be two guys with time on their hand. I know the site charges a monthly fee for access to their additional material and streaming, which I imagine could pay for people taking the time to do the uploading.

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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Close, but not quite. They respond to complaints by taking down those files. They do not take down files without a complaint first.
    So, they comply exactly with the rules outlined in the DMCA? How exactly is that a problem?
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    As the news stories have been pointing out, they didn't need SOPA or PIPA to do this.
    It's an international case to boot.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I love the last part...

    "Because they didn't give users of their site easy access to things that were copyright infringing, they are violating the law"



    I know its not literally what's being said, but it kind of reads that way and just made me sort of laugh.
    That is not at all what it is, though I agree that it does kinda sound like it. They make it hard for people to find the copywritten material without a link is the allegation.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I know of a site like that, though I don't know necessarily if it would be two guys with time on their hand. I know the site charges a monthly fee for access to their additional material and streaming, which I imagine could pay for people taking the time to do the uploading.
    In this case there is no extra charge. Unless the site is paying the guys to do this to promote site traffic, the guys putting up all the files are not getting paid for it.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So, they comply exactly with the rules outlined in the DMCA? How exactly is that a problem?
    If you read the article(funny idea), you will see what the charges are. Just something to do.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wrestling message board I read has a section that you can only access with permissions, that has literally thousands of links to copywritten wrestling, boxing, MMA and similar content all on Mega and a few similar sites, and almost entirely from 2 people. Now it could just be a couple guys with a whole lot of time on their hands...but more likely not.
    Also, wrestling is a wonderful example of a sector that would likely be better helped by likely spending the time and energy they spend on fighting piracy to instead research and initiate new business models that take into effect the current content era that we live in and viewer expectations regarding the value of their product. I doubt many people would honestly prefer to watch a grainy, choppy feed on a 19" SD monitor over a nice HD feed coming through on their 42" LCD in the comfort of their living room....but the latter experience isn't worth the $50 bucks more than the former. Not to mention when you have 104+ shows a year live and free, and that's just counting the two big live shows of the main company and not side shows/shows from other companies, the incentive and desire to spend that $50 twelve times a year in this economy is also lowered.

    This does not justify pirates at all, however I think it is more an indictment of the inability to grasp customer trends and the realities of the modern distribution age on the part of aging companies.

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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Wrestling message board I read has a section that you can only access with permissions, that has literally thousands of links to copywritten wrestling, boxing, MMA and similar content all on Mega and a few similar sites, and almost entirely from 2 people. Now it could just be a couple guys with a whole lot of time on their hands...but more likely not.
    I'm not sure what you're getting at, but most of these large server groups have small employee bases.
    Policing the content of millions of people, on a daily basis, is quite literally impossible.
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    Re: Megaupload file-sharing site shut down, founders charged

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    And like I said...if it comes out that they weren't complying with requests to take down copyrighted things, or were somehow actively promoting people to use it for copyrighted materials,\
    ... copyright INFRINGING.

    Sorry, this has just been irking me for too long [in case I sound snarky] - copyright INFRINGING - if I make a work, copyright it, share it freely, I am sharing copyrighted work, but broke no law - same with many other works. It is only illegal if permission wasn't given [or if it doesn't fit into any exceptions regarding permissionless use that may exist in laws].
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