Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm
I never used MegaUpload before...how did it work? Could users just download anything that another user put there? Now you will have to give out the key to get at stuff. Heh, I imagine there are going to be all sorts of "Pay me $5 a month for unlimited access to my movie and music collection."
I can't see how the "take down" function will work at all now if the files are AES encrypted. How are they going know what is what unless they have the key?
There's isn't much difference between this new way and the old way. You couldn't ever really search MU for content, every think was done on a user to user basis. ex. user A has a file user B wants, user A gives the download URL to the file and password (if required) to user B. User B goes to the link and inputs any applicable password and they get to download.
The only difference now it seems is that you just download the files after you get the link and then enter an encryption keys once it's downloaded. I assume it's going to be similar to having to input a .zip or .rar password.