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Me.ga Suspended, Dotcom Says "We Have Alternative Domain"

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#16 Haggis


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:27

Agreed its another case of countrie sucking up the arse of the USA

the UK is one of the worst for it, the USA say jump and the Countires ask how high

#17 Javik



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:31

Somehow I get the distinct impression that "the land of the free" has their hand in this. Perhaps he ought to get in contact with the government of Ecuador, they seem to be pretty keen on people that p*** the yanks off :laugh:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 14:58

I forgot to mention that if Me.ga is so bad and its not even been used then why is a hacking group allowed to use the .GA domain? They hack peronsal files, crack applications and all sorts. I also just read this where america says we lose the right to our content because we used a cloud based storage, i love how they are deciding the internet laws for the world during this case and i would love to know if they had a right to browse the data they seized without permission from the owners or a court. To me they are just making things worse with the case and themselfs by trying to say they govern the internet for us all.

In the end of October, the EFF, representing Kyle Goodwin, has filed a brief to ask for a court of law to scrutinize the decision of the US authorities to close down one of the major cyberlockers and, which is more important, the denial of 3rd parties to recover their lost content.

Despite the fact that MegaUpload is already dead and buried, its founder Kim Dotcom has promised to relaunch the portal under a new domain, and with extra features. The US Department of Justice commented that this move will be considered as a violation of Dotcom’s bail terms. In the meantime, Dotcom announced that the new website will be simply called Me.ga, moving from .com and .net domains for apparent reason. The site is expected to be launched on January the 20th, 2013.

Dotcom admitted that they cannot work with hosting companies located in the US, because safe harbor for ISPs via the DMCA has been undermined by the Department of Justice with its criminal prosecution of the cyberlocker.

In response to the EFF’s brief, the government of the United States also filed a brief, where it asked for 3rd parties to travel far away to recover the lost information. In addition, the government confirmed that it browsed the seized files, including Kyle Goodwin’s personal data.

It is still not clear whether the search in question was authorized or not, but the fact is that the US authorities could return the seized content to its rightful owners just as easily as they violated it. In addition, the American government pointed out that Kyle’s rights vanished when he opted for cloud-based services. The reason for this claim is the following: the contract between the user and the cyberlocker, as well as the contract between MegaUpload and its hosting company Carpathia, has limited any property interest he might have in his files. It means that cloud-based services aren’t able to protect data against losses, particularly if the authorities come in with a warrant. In the meantime, industry observers wonder whether this theory applies to services like Amazon’s S3, Apple’s iCloud and Google Apps as well.

Anyway, the worrying part is that such tactics call for action – for instance, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to do this by filing the brief. Let’s see what kind of response it will get.

#19 FlintyV


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 18:08

Agreed its another case of countrie sucking up the arse of the USA

the UK is one of the worst for it, the USA say jump and the Countires ask how high

How so?

#20 giantpotato


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 18:33

I don't get why people defend this guy. He is nothing but a scumbag and has been his entire life. Just read about him on Wikipedia and you'll see he has been taking advantage of others and making millions while doing so. If you need a filesharing service just use Skydrive or one of the dozens of others run by reputable companies.

#21 Xoligy



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 20:20

Im not defending him, but the file sharing business as a hole, since mega got attacked alot of others have been attacked and hit hard and alot have since closed down. As for other sites yes there are others but all it seems to take is "they host copyrighted material, they need to be closed down..." and before you know it they are finding it hard to survive, what the US are trying to do is govern the internet and set rules that work only in there favior especially with this matter. If you read the article i posted it said they had gone though the seized data and it was unclear if they had a right to do so as they say you lose your rights soon as you upload to the cloud which is not right imo. Besides i still dont think its right they are holding onto the data, like i said alot of people used it for legit reasons and the way this case is being dealt with is completely wrong. Sorry things dont make sense in this post im falling asleep.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:06

I hope he has better luck than the Pirate Bay.