Megaupload.com seized

Ricky Beam jfbeam at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 14:06:04 CST 2012


On Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:37:16 -0500, Paul Graydon <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk>  
wrote:
> ... Whenever they received a DMCA take-down they would remove the link,  
> not the underlying file, so even though they knew that a file was  
> illegally hosted, they never actually removed it.

And that's where their safe harbour evaporated.  Upon receiving notice a  
file is infinging, they know that *file* is illegal, and must now remove  
all the links to it, not just the one that was reported.  Mega is in a  
possition to know all the links, where as the copyright holder is not.

They thought they had a gaping loophole.  Well, the DOJ is about to teach  
them how wrong they are.



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