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I feel bad for those that lost their legitimate data.
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This may get interesting. Heads are going to roll with this one.
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Can't see this going very far. Much like if your car is carjacked and then used to commit a crime, the law enforcement and judicial system can hold it as evidence for as long as they deem necessary, until the issue is resolved, and they don't need to pay damages.

If (and I stress if) this does get to a point where the fbi will consider settlement, it will come down to the plaintiffs to convince a judge of the value of their data. Alas, unless you're a music artist with a record label to vouch for your value, I can't see anyone getting a cent out of this.

Besides, why is it the fbi's fault that the service people were using was conducting illegal activities?
    
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Good. I was hoping this would happen. A class action lawsuit for lost personal data.
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Good luck with that suit... The FBI is not responsible for people storing their data on an unscrupulous website that is in violation of copyright law.
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Besides, why is it the fbi's fault that the service people were using was conducting illegal activities?


It's not, however that doesn't excuse the seizure of EVERYTHING based only on allegations. No trial, no nothing.

 

It's also ironic that the FBI conducted an illegal search and seizure to supposedly crack down on...illegal activities. "It's okay if we break the law, but you guys can't!"

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Good luck with that suit... The FBI is not responsible for people storing their data on an unscrupulous website that is in violation of copyright law.

That would be every single file-hosting website out there. Add to that, they shut it down without warning.
post #38 of 125
If you're stupid enough to "backup" files online or use any form of online storage you deserve this to happen to you, especially if you don't actually make any other form of backup.
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"It's okay if we break the law, but you guys can't!"

That's generally how it goes with these guys.


Do as i say, not as i do.




This SOPA/ACTA/Megaupload stuff is getting very infuriating.



It's no wonder people don't respect the law when the law only respects corporate interests and even then many are above it.
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Besides, why is it the fbi's fault that the service people were using was conducting illegal activities?


It's not, however that doesn't excuse the seizure of EVERYTHING based only on allegations. No trial, no nothing.

It's also ironic that the FBI conducted an illegal search and seizure to supposedly crack down on...illegal activities. "It's okay if we break the law, but you guys can't!"

So much this its not even funny.

As far as Im concerned, if the government wants to be ridiculous, then the nerds will be ridiculous.

Btw: Did these guys even live in the states? I heard someone say New Zealand, but idk if I buy that. Either way, what they gonna do to people who run illegit sites over seas?
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It's not, however that doesn't excuse the seizure of EVERYTHING based only on allegations. No trial, no nothing.

It's also ironic that the FBI conducted an illegal search and seizure to supposedly crack down on...illegal activities. "It's okay if we break the law, but you guys can't!"

That's how an operation works--anything contained on a premises is locked down and confiscated as evidence. Which users uploaded the data is irrelevant at the moment since the service possessed the data.

But my understanding is that the evidence against the owner/operator (whatever you want to call him) was pretty convincing. However, I didn't hear about this aspect that the search was illegal? Do you have more info/a source on that?
    
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