Megaupload.com seized

Lyle Giese lyle at lcrcomputer.net
Sat Jan 21 13:11:45 CST 2012


On 01/21/12 12:38, George Bonser wrote:
>>> that was reported.
>> But what -- *exactly* -- is an "illegal file"?
>>
>> As Leo Bicknell astutely pointed out in this thread:
>>
>> 	"Also, when using a hashed file store, it's possible that
>> 	some uses are infringing and some are not."
> The problem is going to be the thousands of people who have now lost their legitimate files, research data, personal recordings, etc. that they were using Megaupload to share.
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> http://torrentfreak.com/feds-please-return-my-personal-files-megaupload-120120/
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Not that I would not be a bit miffed if personal files disappeared, but 
that's one of the risks associated with using a cloud service for file 
storage.  It could have been a fire, a virus erasing file, bankruptcy, 
malicious insider damage...  Doesn't matter, you lost access to legit 
content in the crossfire.

There is always a risk of losing access to cloud resources.  And for 
years, we always joked in my computer buddy circles, computers know when 
you don't have a backup.

It's your fault(not theirs) if that was your only copy.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.



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