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[CNET] DotCom's Mega removing legitimate files

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Thousands of legitimate files are being blocked and removed from users' Mega accounts, even when the file is legal for sharing, according to a report.

TorrentFreak tested the situation, uploading a number of files free for sharing, including, amusingly, a video explaining fair use and a copy of Mega founder Kim DotCom's own music single. All were removed within minutes, with TorrentFreak receiving e-mails from Mega explaining that a take-down notice had been issued on the files.

The problem is that Kim DotCom recently took to Twitter to claim that Mega was receiving only 50 copyright take-down notices a day, which doesn't explain the number of files being removed.
Read more of "Kim Dotcom's Mega removing legitimate files" at CNET Australia.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57567055-93/dotcoms-mega-removing-legitimate-files/
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Refuse to give any clicks to Crapnet.

Media beatup.
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>cnet talking about mega removing legitimate files
>legitimate files
>cnet
>lol


On a serious note this is a bit weird.
    
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Refuse to give any clicks to Crapnet.

Media beatup.

I usually don't, but I found the title interesting enough to bite.
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Wait.. I thought everything was supposed to be fully encrypted so that Mega has absolutely no idea what files are being hosted, resting the responsibility fully on the shoulders on the uploader. The uploader would get a key, and that key could be given out to others for downloading the file. I take there was a change since I read that a while back? If the entire accounts are essentially gibberish to Mega, how can they even distinguish what to delete and what not to delete?
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Wait.. I thought everything was supposed to be fully encrypted so that Mega has absolutely no idea what files are being hosted, resting the responsibility fully on the shoulders on the uploader. The uploader would get a key, and that key could be given out to others for downloading the file. I take there was a change since I read that a while back? If the entire accounts are essentially gibberish to Mega, how can they even distinguish what to delete and what not to delete?

Maybe that's why they're having issues? Mis-communication and mis-perception.
    
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Wait.. I thought everything was supposed to be fully encrypted so that Mega has absolutely no idea what files are being hosted, resting the responsibility fully on the shoulders on the uploader. The uploader would get a key, and that key could be given out to others for downloading the file. I take there was a change since I read that a while back? If the entire accounts are essentially gibberish to Mega, how can they even distinguish what to delete and what not to delete?

This is what has me perplexed to begin with, no idea why they're removing files (if they actually are).
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there's something strange... in the neighborhood..
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there's something strange... in the neighborhood..

Who ya gonna call...
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I signed up for a Mega account and still haven't received a confirmation email.

Oh well. Guess it wouldn't have done me any good.
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