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ashrc4
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reply to siljaline

Re: Megaupload is back

said by ashrc4:

Was wondering how long an upload folder with particular file sizes will take to be reported suspicious
--MY bleedingly obvious meter was off the charts

said by siljaline:

Sorry, ashrc4 See Profile, I cannot answer that.

No worries it seems that Mega already has;

»www.computerworld.com/s/article/···warnings

The file-sharing service Mega has fielded 150 copyright warnings since its recent launch as founder Kim Dotcom grows a risky new business while under indictment by U.S. prosecutors for running Megaupload
Mega cannot determine the content of files stored. But it will remove content upon receiving a valid notification of copyright infringement.

It would appear that the new "Model" is doomed to fail for several reasons for sharing copyright material;
Mega-search.me is collecting links to similar files and allowing it to be searched.
People that have had content removed are going to sh@t themselves and move on.
The weakest link is similar files will get flagged by "common name" of file and size."


therube

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> doomed to fail for several reasons

The first being that the (mega.co.nz) service sucks. Or at least I haven't figured it out yet. Uses Flash. Downloads to who knows where, if it downloads at all. No control on the users end as to download location or file naming. Have not been able to download at all using Mozilla browsers?

»mega-search.me/

quote:
En raison d'un script développé par Mega pour supprimer l'intégralité des fichiers indexés sur Mega-search, le moteur est momentanément indisponible. Une solution pour palier à ce problème sera apportée d'ici peu.

quote:
Due to a script developed by Mega to delete all files indexed Mega-search, the engine is temporarily unavailable. A solution to overcome this problem will be made shortly.



siljaline
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reply to ashrc4

Pirates beware: Kim Dotcom's Mega isn't the safe haven he says it is

quote:
Immediately after it launched, there was speculation that the new Mega was a front, a way for Dotcom to ignore US authorities and slip right back into the piracy game. Mega's lowest paid tier is a whopping 500 GB a month — far beyond the needs of any ordinary user, but appropriate if you’re trafficking in bootlegged blockbusters. Even the site’s description, "Mega is a so-called cloud storage provider," (emphasis ours) suggests that Dotcom has his fingers crossed behind his back.

The US Attorney’s office, which is prosecuting the case against Megaupload and attempting to extradite Dotcom from his home in New Zealand, declined to comment on the new Mega. They didn’t seem exactly pleased, however, pointing us to an affidavit in which Dotcom said under oath that, "I have no intention and there is no risk of my reactivating the Megaupload.com website or establishing a similar internet-based business during the period until the resolution of the extradition proceedings."

When asked about this sworn statement, Dotcom’s California-based attorney, Ira Rothken, defended his client: "Kim Dotcom is innocent, is presumed innocent, and is entitled to innovate and work in technology like any other innocent New Zealander."

But many, especially anti-piracy advocates, are skeptical when Mega claims to be a competitor to services like Dropbox and Google Drive in the completely legal business of personal cloud storage.
Article


ashrc4
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reply to therube

Dotcom was apparently blocking it.

»www.theage.com.au/technology/tec···p92.html

quote:
Mega's quick response might be a sign that Dotcom's new company is really serious about copyright, and wants to avoid being shut down like Megaupload.


Another reason to doubt it's success.


therube

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reply to siljaline

quote:
Immediately after it launched, there was speculation that the new Mega was a front, a way for Dotcom to ignore US authorities and slip right back into the piracy game. Mega's lowest paid tier is a whopping 500 GB a month — far beyond the needs of any ordinary user, but appropriate if you’re trafficking in bootlegged blockbusters.

Of course it will be used in that manner.
But then is there any service like it that the same does not happen with?
We all know the names & what will be found where.

So theverge (or any other mag) can take the same article & change the name from mega to rapidshare or to whoever. It still all applies.

And of course there are "legitimate" hosters or are users who do want to use a particular host for legitimate purposes, but the majority want it for other reasons.

I would love to have a huge block of space in lala land to store, backup my stuff. And if it were on mega.co.nz or google or amazon or wherever makes no difference to me, so long as I'm able to access & use the service efficiently. (So far I haven't found that place.)

As far as the 500 GB, that is more marketing then anything else. 99% of users would never using anything near that. So if they "offer" that, it sounds great but for most its immaterial. May some use it, sure.


AVD
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said by therube:


So theverge (or any other mag) can take the same article & change the name from mega to rapidshare or to whoever. It still all applies.

or DropBox or Google Drive,
--
* seek help if having trouble coping
--Standard disclaimers apply.--


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reply to therube

said by therube:

As far as the 500 GB, that is more marketing then anything else. 99% of users would never using anything near that. So if they "offer" that, it sounds great but for most its immaterial. May some use it, sure.

As an extension of the local drive 500GB in the cloud is about foreseeing capacity by looking at recent history.

"The capacity of hard drives has grown exponentially over time. When hard drives became available for personal computers, they offered 5-megabyte capacity. During the mid-1990s the typical hard disk drive for a PC had a capacity of about 1 gigabyte.[6] As of January 2012, desktop hard disk drives typically had a capacity of 500 to 2000 gigabytes, while the largest-capacity drives were 4 terabytes"
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of···k_drives

Data will expand to fill it's allotted space.