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As long as stuff like this happens cloud storage cant be trusted. I really hate how governments keep passing laws in an attempt to control the net. If they are so keen on passing laws perhaps they could pass a law to protect the rights of the individual citizen for a change. Like say the right to retrieve personal data from servers in case of provider bankruptcy or indeed seizure.
    
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There's just so many MU links everywhere on the internet ( forums for example ). Couple days before they shut down MU I downloaded a driver , GTA IV .dll to mod my game , TDU2 mods etc etc... It's all gone now I still can't believe it..mad.gif
post #63 of 125
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I can see the whole P2P network going next... Sure torrenting and downloading sites are used to some bad, but they're also used legally and legitimately. Do they really have the right to take away form us legit users?

There is no "P2P network" other than the internet. The whole thing would need to be shut down or severely restricted to prevent P2P connections and transfers.
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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?

Couldn't possibly disagree more.


I think he was referring to torrent sites.

 

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I think he was referring to torrent sites.
I don't think it matters much if he is. It's a bit late to cry "omg torrent sites are going to be taken down" anyway. Because they already have, this is not the first site to be siezed, it will almost surely not be the last, but it's also not some mega internet cascade of seizures.
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This reminds me so much of military mass punishment. One person screws it up, everyone pays the price even if they don't even know what happened in the first place. thumb.gif
post #66 of 125
Fantastic :3 Megaupload was one of the upload/download/storage services that was a lot more hassle-free than other sites, I used it to store 3D modeling and animation projects as well as college assignments when i forgot my flash drive. It would be nice to reacquire it :|
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I really hope this does happen.

Me too. But we're talking about suing the US GOVERNMENT....
    
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Lol, I hope they're able to, I mean yea there might've been good intentions....but the gov could've handled it way better.
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I don't. The more the FBI pays in this lawsuit, the more I PAY FOR THE DATA. As a taxpayer, I'm hoping this suit is simply an eye opener and creates a proper channel of retrieving one's legitimately owned data back from the MU servers.

Pretty much this. Get some techs in there and give us our stuff back. I had some .rars of family photos and some videos of my nieces wedding on there; have no idea where my data DVDs of them are.

Also, I think the FED are exempt from prosecution/liability in most cases when performing their duties.

Hopefully the complaint will be enough for a judge to ask how hard it would be to allow the FED to release legitimate materials stored on MU servers. They won't need it anyway, soon as the techies get enough pirated stuff off the servers (which they no doubt have, hence the arrests) everything else is just flotsam to them--they don't care about it.
 
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This makes me happy! But then again, I'm anti-authority.
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