Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:20 PM
An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 04:48 PM
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:58 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:53 AM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:56 AM
But anyways, peolpe will always come up with new ways for file sharing. I've actually been hearing about this new technology from Audials that is apparently safe to use; they are calling it a dark net (uuh). I don't know why though, because I really didn't find out too much about it. I only know it's something different from Megaupload but you can share files via internet with it. I actually googled it and I found out that Audials is in fact a software, not a website or anything like Megaupload. Have you guys also heard about it or even used Audials? To be honest I'd be curious to know what it is and even try it out if it's safe to use..but I am a little bit confused on how it actually works.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:06 AM
Then there are the idiots such as Scott Smith of FileAve.Com whose naieve approach as a File Hosting service provider lead to such wide malicious use that there were tutorials on "spreading malware" and how to use File.Ave.Com maliciously and spread your malware and make money illegally. That site was shutdown as well.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:21 PM
I never liked MegaUpload, however I'm not sure how they were "bad guys". The people who did this to them were the real criminals.
My own FTP server, or when I'm feeling lazy I use BayFiles (and yes I do know who runs it).
Dark nets are nothing new. Freenet has used one for a long time. The idea is complete and total anonymity on the Internet. Dark nets are P2P networks that use heavy encryption to prevent anyone from knowing what it being transmitted over the network. A dark net works differently than a normal P2P network however, as you are required to build your own list of trusted peers. This is different than what is called an "open net", where the client automatically connects to anyone else's client that it can. Dark nets are actually far more secure, and far better at protecting your data. Dark nets are not a bad thing (unless you work for the FBI, because dark nets are meant to guarantee our freedom from government and corporate scrutiny).
Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:43 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:11 PM
Considering how many people use encryption for legitimate purposes (secure communications, legal file sharing, etc) you could always argue that this is a normal means of communicating or sharing files. Whether or not a court would show leniency would depend on the dispositions of the judge and jury, as well as the abilities of the lawyers to make the judge and jury see things their way.
Unfortunately, the legal system in the USA is not black and white...
Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:28 AM
Filesonic will no longer allow sharing of files with others except the user who uploaded them.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:01 AM
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