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    Megaupload is back...

    ...or rather, it's successor, MEGA, which I found out about reading Le Monde. Kim Dotcom launched it under a New Zealand domain, which if all goes according to plan puts them out of reach of the more draconian copyright laws of America. Apparently, it has seen unprecedented bandwidth use and traffic for a website at launch and some users are reporting difficulty signing up for an account because of this.

    Still rather concerned about the people who used old Megaupload for legitimate storage needs, though from what I've heard, the data is still being retained while negotiations are going on to decide what to do with it.

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    Frankly, online storage/sharing services like Megaupload do host copyright infringing materials, we all understand well in our hearts.

    So what about the alleged money laundry operation?

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    well unless megaupload was selling drugs and/or laundering taxes, Im glad its back.
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    Downloading movies or music is not illegal on my country, so I am happy is back.

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    Was one of the users who signed up when it launched. I'm glad Megaupload is back but it seems like it's all new... It's totally different from the first Megaupload.

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    We really need it dont we have torrent sites for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaCat View Post
    well unless megaupload was selling drugs and/or laundering taxes, Im glad its back.
    If rumor is true, that the exact reason FBI hunt down on this site so highhandedly. You don't see that it bothers to touch the bay where pirates reside. Those Feds are just usual cops who work not for a single ounce of justice, but only for credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    If rumor is true, that the exact reason FBI hunt down on this site so highhandedly. You don't see that it bothers to touch the bay where pirates reside. Those Feds are just usual cops who work not for a single ounce of justice, but only for credit.
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    10chars hey, a nice trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xercies View Post
    We really need it dont we have torrent sites for this.
    They can serve different purposes though. Especially for smaller files - singular albums, ebooks, etc generally don't build up large enough swarms to make torrents effective, and they generally end up un-seeded fairly quickly. There was a gap in the 'piracy market' for something like MegaUpload.

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