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When MegaUpload vanished, users lost access to their peronal files without any chance to retrieve them. “The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended,” the Pirates or Catalonia said in a statement. Along with Pirate Parties International, potential breaches of US law are being explored for use in the case.


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When MegaUpload vanished, users lost access to their peronal files without any chance to retrieve them. “The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended,” the Pirates or Catalonia said in a statement. Along with Pirate Parties International, potential breaches of US law are being explored for use in the case.
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Data is valuable. The stuff I go out of my way to back up is at least.
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Is it bad that I started laughing?
I mean, I know people who used megaupload for legitimate purposes and all, but I just find this ironic. biggrin.gif
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Lol nice!
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Uh, yeah. When the US government seized the servers, they seized the data belonging to customers. That could be considered unlawful seizure.


For example, let's say I left my car at your house, and the FBI seizes your property for the investigation. Since my car isn't your property, they have no right to impound my car, and as such, I would be able to retrieve it upon request. Legitimate users of MegaUpload, afaik, are unable to retrieve their data upon request.

Or, at least, that's how it has been explained to me. Feel free to shoot holes in my example, if need be. tongue.gif
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seems legit. thumb.gif
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I really hope this does happen.
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Good.
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I had plenty of music files stored there. Things I've actually made myself over the years.. Had no backup on several of them. So yay me..
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Uh, yeah. When the US government seized the servers, they seized the data belonging to customers. That could be considered unlawful seizure.
For example, let's say I left my car at your house, and the FBI seizes your property for the investigation. Since my car isn't your property, they have no right to impound my car, and as such, I would be able to retrieve it upon request. Legitimate users of MegaUpload, afaik, are unable to retrieve their data upon request.
Or, at least, that's how it has been explained to me. Feel free to shoot holes in my example, if need be. tongue.gif

What you stated is pretty accurate.

MU removed copyrighted content on notice.

The users with legitimate data are the ones affected in this case.
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