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Kim Dotcom’s new Mega file hosting service has gotten the attention of Hollywood. Warner Bros. and NBC Universal have asked Google to remove Mega from its search results, claiming that it is hosting copyrighted content on its servers. Dotcom responded to the requests in a statement to TorrentFreak, calling it the requests the same “unreasonable content industry behavior” he has had to endure for years. He still blames Hollywood for shutting down his Megaupload service in 2012, which he believes is “the ultimate illegal takedown by the content industry.”

Google hasn’t yet complied with the requests and the Mega domain remains visible in its search results. Dotcom notes that a number of these requests are false alarms, often resulting from an automated and abusive system.

Unsurprising, to say the least. It'll be interesting to see Google's response to this.
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They best not. I already got all my PDFs up there.
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They best not. I already got all my PDFs up there.
This. By the big studios' logic, they should also take down Dropbox, SpiderOak, etc., because there is a 100% chance of people using those services to host potentially copyrighted content too.
 
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hollywood needs to die
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hollywood needs to die

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They best not. I already got all my PDFs up there.

Why do you need your PDFs to be indexed by Google?
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Hollywood is almost criminal in itself just like the porn film industry. Its the worlds largest propaganda machine. The FBI warnings are a scare tactic and frankly a disgrace to have to endure each time you 'load' a movie into the player for your children to see the prison warnings or $500,000 fine banners mad.gif

Now Microsoft are on the DRM offensive with Hollywood and the NFL (also corrupt) with their kinect pay per person model, soon to be app streaming only service not DNLA home files.

The whole CISPA bill that was turned down is being pushed again right now ! The FBI burst into file sharers homes with guns its ridiculous.

I casually dislike piracy, those who will pay will always pay and those that want to pay but cant should be able to use until they can afford or share, those that dont give a damn never have done and never will so why punish everyone else? If they want to target an area why not take down newsgroups they have all the content in the world blatantly on show?

I dont copy stuff, But these days as a casual observer I don't blame anyone who does it. If it pisses off the big corps and law then thats fine by me.

They have lost my public sympathy and soon as a customer no doubt
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Why do you need your PDFs to be indexed by Google?

No I meant... well yea I guess I was overreacting.
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Anyone trusting cloud computing after Megashare is begging for it.

As far as I care the entire concept can go die in the worst firestorm in history, including its proponents.
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