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That's interesting, because it's illegal to destroy 'original proof' before the conclusion of the case. Copy-pasting to .gov servers does not change this.
    
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post #82 of 100
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

That's interesting, because it's illegal to destroy 'original proof' before the conclusion of the case. Copy-pasting to .gov servers does not change this.

it depends on the statutes governing evidence destruction. which varies state to state. with this being a federal case, state law need not apply. so copies can be admissable if the judge allows it.
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I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone who is complaining about the loss of their data. You should have known better and for you to should have regularly backed up all data on more than one location. People who have lost life time of work, photos and music etc should only have themselves to blame. The only sympathy I have is that they are out of pocket after paying for subscriptions to the MegaUpload service.

When it comes to the deletion of the data, I am not famaliar enough with American law to know whether it is legal or not.


Like I said before, what other options did they have? This is like blaming a person for getting robbed because they kept all their money in one place.

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post #84 of 100
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Like I said before, what other options did they have? This is like blaming a person for getting robbed because they kept all their money in one place.

actually, a better analogy to this would be someone who put all their retirement investments into a single company or a single stock. If that company falls or goes under, that's your own silly fault for putting all your eggs in one basket. Same applies with your data, if you have all your data in only one backup that's your own fault for not thinking ahead. A bank robbery is a terrible analogy to use in this situation. They had plenty of options, back up data to a second hard drive, an external hard drive, cloud storage, a different cloud storage. There are a thousand different means to store and back up your data, people need to learn one way or the other
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post #85 of 100
Who cares?

Move on and let go. If you didn't back up your data, tough.

Use one of the other 100 upload websites still up.
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Like I said before, what other options did they have? This is like blaming a person for getting robbed because they kept all their money in one place.

touché. its a catch 22 any way you look at it. rolleyes.gif
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post #87 of 100
I do hope the government has 100% incontrovertible indisputable evidence. If they don't, this could see the creation of the largest class action lawsuit in history.
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So much for secure cloud computing. The government has his hands all up in that.... I'll never invest in trusting people with my data.
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So much for secure cloud computing. The government has his hands all up in that.... I'll never invest in trusting people with my data.

because clearly the government is shutting down and confiscating EVERY cloud back-up storage site. Amazingly enough, the ones without illegal content are operating just fine, so maybe it's not that the government has its hands all up secure cloud computing. Maybe it's got its hands all up in businesses who engage in shady business dealings and don't exactly follow the laws so well. rolleyes.gif
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Like I said before, what other options did they have? This is like blaming a person for getting robbed because they kept all their money in one place.

actually, a better analogy to this would be someone who put all their retirement investments into a single company or a single stock. If that company falls or goes under, that's your own silly fault for putting all your eggs in one basket. Same applies with your data, if you have all your data in only one backup that's your own fault for not thinking ahead. A bank robbery is a terrible analogy to use in this situation. They had plenty of options, back up data to a second hard drive, an external hard drive, cloud storage, a different cloud storage. There are a thousand different means to store and back up your data, people need to learn one way or the other


No, because that's a guaranteed chance of success or failure. My analogy makes more sense since there's a small chance that the bank can fail (site gets closed) that most don't see coming until the day it happens. You have no way to recover your money if the bank fails (data from site being closed). Not everybody has a second hard drive, I know I don't along with many others, most people have a barely decent PC to begin with. Same with an external hard drive, though what you're saying doesn't make sense since you essentially listed two things but spread it into 4 to seem like you have a more relevant point. They did use a cloud storage, people don't want to/can't waste money paying for other upload sites or don't trust/know about them. Stop expecting everybody who goes online to have a lot of knowledge about how data and computer components work, since most don't. To add another analogy, it's like putting a boxer into a match who's only an amateur that knows the basics fighting a professional and when they get knocked out blame them for their lack of experience. You can't expect somebody who's an amateur at somebody to know everything.

 

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