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post #21 of 70
I'm glad to see this happen.

Though I only think they did it because they themselves wish to enter the storage cloud market at some point and would rather crush any legal issues here and now with another company at stake.

Also nice to clear up any potential risks to existing services.

I'll give it a couple weeks after they win for the buy-out of megaupload, rapidshare, hotfile etc by Google since they have already done the hard work.

GCloud....GStore.....GFile....GUpload....GShare.... get reserving those domains thumb.gif
Edited by Yuki457 - 3/20/12 at 4:44am
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post #22 of 70
Even tho I know they have their own interests in mind with this, I have to say....

I heart Google. thumb.gif
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post #23 of 70
You know something awesome will happen when Google's got your back. Excellent news to see the search giant defending internet freedom and clearing up some things regarding file-sharing and the DMCA.
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Awesome Google. Well done. thumb.gif
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post #25 of 70
Someone start a petition to support Google to keep at this. thumb.gif
post #26 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post

Google is just making a preemptive strike to defend youtube.

this.
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post #27 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by -SE7EN- View Post

this.

These.

It always baffles me that YouTube hasn't been taken down. Sure, they are good at taking lots of videos down that "infringe copyright", but for every video they take down there are probably hundreds they didn't get.

I'd say MPAAs biggest problem is YouTube.
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post #28 of 70
Yeah, gogle is better off going to bat for these guys to keep things simple. If google starts getting charged then it will cost everyone alot more time and money. They can put this to bed and I think that's what they intend on doing.
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post #29 of 70
It's AWESOME that Google has been stepping in lately to help a few companies in legal battles (like their acquisition of Motorola to hand out thousands of patents to Android manufacturers). The gripe I have with the takedown of sites like MegaUpload and Hotfile is that it is absolutely pointless and a waste of time and money. Shutting down the top sites that pirates use will only anger them and lead them to finding better and much more severe ways to deliver pirated content. MegaUpload/etc. ALREADY pull content that is reported as being violations of copyrights. Anyone can post copyrighted content anywhere on the internet. I don't see Facebook and other huge sites getting taken down. MPAA/RIAA/Government are simply going for the little guys that can't fight back. Maybe with Google at their side now, the MPAA/RIAA will KNOW to take a step back.

Want to know what the best, (most likely to succeed) solution for you is, MPAA/RIAA? Simply fight for royalties from all of these sites, at a FAIR price per pirated work that is shared. Demand access to their regularly updated database of files. Use YOUR OWN time (that you've been wasting) to review what files are copyrighted material and how many times they have each been downloaded. Then, out of the millions/billions of dollars that the filesite earns in revenue from subscriptions, demand a certain amount according to how much was downloaded. You'll make much more money than if you abolish piracy, as 90%+ of pirates wouldn't have purchased your content anyways.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/20/12 at 9:26am
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post #30 of 70
AWE-SOME..

Gotta love those guys..
Edited by kpriess - 3/20/12 at 12:17pm
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