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January 20, 2012
It is really offensive to say that just because people can upload bad things, therefore Megaupload is automatically responsible.
MegaUpload’s lawyer, Ira Rothken • Discussing the charges against the company, explained in length in an indictment released Thursday. The company hopes to return online and wants its servers back. It looks like MegaUpload might have some room for defense in the case, by the way — as TorrentFreak points out, a bunch of users on Twitter have complained loudly about losing their personal, legitimate files from the site when it was shut down. TorrentFreak goes further, suggesting that the federal government, in its indictment, went out of its way to frame the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in a way that made MegaUpload look like it was non-compliant. In related news, word of a replacement site for MegaUpload, based in the Netherlands, reportedly showed up on Twitter; no word if it’s sanctioned.
16:02 // 2 years ago