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They should at least unfreeze enough of the company's funds to keep the servers alive. Even have the US government foot the bill and then have Megaupload pay the amount back once the funds are unfrozen/court case complete. Regardless of anything else (and there are some other implications going on here), that is potential evidence that is in danger.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi View Post

How else would they back it up? Not everybody has multiple HDDs at their disposal and expected MU to come down.

 

They wouldn't lose any data if they were using MU as a backup, though it would be an inconvenience to re-backup everything. If someone used it as primary storage, then they're in the "didn't have a backup" boat.
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Darn, source is blocked at work. Was there any mention of how much the monthly cost for the data center is?
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Are Cogent Communications and Carpathia Hosting also getting sued for having illegal content on THEIR servers? tongue.gif

I thought the issues that stemmed from all of this has little to do with the type of data that was stored somewhere, and more to do with the MU business intentionally promoting/sponsoring users who hosted lots of traffic because of their illegal content. The content itself wasn't the object. Or, at least that's what I thought was going on?
    
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Sounds like destroying evidence to me. Once all the legit files are deleted they can claim that MegaUploads sole role for existence was for copyrighted material trafficking. thinking.gif

The way I see it is that MU complied with the very minimum of the law for removing copyrighted material, they had a takedown tool for some owners. MG didn't however actively remove content without complaints. Media owners got mad and used the law under their payroll to force an investigation into the matter.

I never saw MG used for piracy, honestly. Maybe I was in the wrong circles rolleyes.gif
Edited by Mootsfox - 1/30/12 at 1:26pm
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I am also surprised at how many people used mega upload as their only backup.
    
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Here, enjoy.
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Sounds like destroying evidence to me. Once all the legit files are deleted they can claim that MegaUploads sole role for existence was for copyrighted material trafficking. thinking.gif
The way I see it is that MU complied with the very minimum of the law for removing copyrighted material, they had a takedown tool for some owners. MG didn't however actively remove content without complaints. Media owners got mad and used the law under their payroll to force an investigation into the matter.
I never saw MG used for piracy, honestly. Maybe I was in the wrong circles rolleyes.gif

'cause I'm sure an OCN mod would actually admit to being in the "wrong" circles with people who used the service illegally... rolleyes.gif
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Man, this sucks... but what can you do? I didn't really have anything incredibly important on my account, so it's not a huge deal, but I am still kind of sad I lost my two year membership there. They offered great speeds and hosting if you had to.

My fault I didn't put those files anywhere else. Oh well.
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Lets be real here, everyone's primary use for Megaupload was for pirating software/movies/music. If you have small files you need to upload and share, use localhostr.com or any of the other sites that don't force you to wait for downloads and pay for premium.

Anyone who kept all of their data stored on their servers isn't very intelligent. There's a reason backup drives, RAID 1, cloud storage and the like exist.

REDUNDANCY IS KEY! thumb.gif
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If MU for some reason wanted to shut them-self down would they have been able too do it?
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