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actually, i stumbled upon this the other day. find it quite useful so decided to share it. sorry if it's off topic.
dinael
sites like this just keep popping-out online, what might be good, but it's usually bad, '
cause people often abuse them for sharing illegal files, unfortunately. Evil or Very Mad
ZapMon
MOST OF THESE FILE SHARING SITES ARE ABUSED
AND THEY END UP GETTING SEIZED OR WHATEVER.

remember megaupload was seized.
Josso
ZapMon wrote:
MOST OF THESE FILE SHARING SITES ARE ABUSED
AND THEY END UP GETTING SEIZED OR WHATEVER.

remember megaupload was seized.


"get the fear"

Fileserve and filesonic also bailed as a direct result of that it's true it was massive but Megaupload was never a legit company. People don't remember that thing from back in the days it was an adware/virus fest (i'm not talking about uploaded files either). They put a nice front on the site and everything as soon as they had the money to and just basically took the piss and didn't even attempt to combat piracy - they knew the way they had shaped the business it was reliant upon piracy. It was never by any stretch of the imagination a legit business even from just being around the website/network for 5 minutes - and people act surprised when it was taken down?

But does this mean we have to be negative about the whole file sharing industry? Look at Rapidshare they have taken several proactive measures against abuse and have taken action to defend the entire industry. Let's be reasonable about this stupid topic and no I haven't looked at this site posted at the top there are several reputable hosts around today I don't need to look for more.
manfer
Josso wrote:
ZapMon wrote:
MOST OF THESE FILE SHARING SITES ARE ABUSED
AND THEY END UP GETTING SEIZED OR WHATEVER.

remember megaupload was seized.


"get the fear"

Fileserve and filesonic also bailed as a direct result of that it's true it was massive but Megaupload was never a legit company. People don't remember that thing from back in the days it was an adware/virus fest (i'm not talking about uploaded files either). They put a nice front on the site and everything as soon as they had the money to and just basically took the piss and didn't even attempt to combat piracy - they knew the way they had shaped the business it was reliant upon piracy. It was never by any stretch of the imagination a legit business even from just being around the website/network for 5 minutes - and people act surprised when it was taken down?

But does this mean we have to be negative about the whole file sharing industry? Look at Rapidshare they have taken several proactive measures against abuse and have taken action to defend the entire industry. Let's be reasonable about this stupid topic and no I haven't looked at this site posted at the top there are several reputable hosts around today I don't need to look for more.


Rapidshare was for many many years the competitor of megaupload. When file sharing from this kind of services was almost starting they got both the lead and some months rapidshare was better some months megaupload was better. But no difference on the kind of sharing. Piracy on both.

So taking rapidshare as an example of something different than megaupload, come on. Even today one can find lots and lots of illegal content on rapidshare.

The industry of software, movies, music, ..., can't stop sharing from happening. I'm not going to say megaupload was not illegal of course, but let's don't be hypocrites, the problem with megaupload were it became so so so big and they were providing such a fast service that all those industries considered megaupload too much to endure and even it is said they were planning to release a new method of legal music distribution directly from artists to homes that discographies didn't like at all.

But in the meanwhile nothing has changed, anyone who wants to share or get software, movies, music, books,... , still can do it very easily. Includig watching full movies in youtube.

And many of the file hostings that you can consider reputable, I don't know how it can be achieved. Any file hosting has the option to get a paid service that offers privacy. If files are private owners of copyright can't see those files to make any DMCA complain. And if you pay for privacy not even the file hosting is supposed to watch your private files or what the hell privacy is that. So probably there are tons and tons of files shared in private too.

Sharing is not finished and after the seize of megaupload now there are many many many more file hostings than before its seize.
Josso
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Rapidshare was for many many years the competitor of megaupload. When file sharing from this kind of services was almost starting they got both the lead and some months rapidshare was better some months megaupload was better. But no difference on the kind of sharing. Piracy on both.


What you mean .de? Yes there was piracy on both but the difference was RS never spammed the hell out of your browser with porn & viruses. Isn't exactly something that gives me an air of legitimacy over RS.

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So taking rapidshare as an example of something different than megaupload, come on. Even today one can find lots and lots of illegal content on rapidshare.


IT IS due to how they run the company internally. They are like black and white on the file hosting colour spectrum. Let's compare shall we:
MU = actually uploaded their own pirated stuff and pretended to have a reactive approach to DMCA etc, affiliate schemes, shadyness on their site (less so in last few years but still), extremely grey areas legally not just relating to copyrighted material
RS = massively proactive approach to piracy, good legal department, lobbyists in washington, no shadyness on their site, moved away from affiliate schemes

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The industry of software, movies, music, ..., can't stop sharing from happening. I'm not going to say megaupload was not illegal of course, but let's don't be hypocrites, the problem with megaupload were it became so so so big and they were providing such a fast service that all those industries considered megaupload too much to endure and even it is said they were planning to release a new method of legal music distribution directly from artists to homes that discographies didn't like at all.


It's true that large music companies etc did see them as a threat but does that justify action being taken? NOPE. imo the megaupload song was the last straw as that practically slapped the big companies round the face and than ran away.

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But in the meanwhile nothing has changed, anyone who wants to share or get software, movies, music, books,... , still can do it very easily. Includig watching full movies in youtube.


No nothing ever will change but you've got to ask yourself is it really a bad thing? I mean people are making music for music now again because there's no money in it. We might even get real arts back instead of some industrialised substitute - and more importantly a completely voluntary/crowd sourced TV/Film/Music industries PERHAPS even government that everyone has a say in (I know it's optimistic). I suggest you check out some sites like Vodo or Indiegogo... maybe watch that documentary called "Us Now" it explains these complex concepts a lot better than I can especially in a short summary.

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And many of the file hostings that you can consider reputable, I don't know how it can be achieved. Any file hosting has the option to get a paid service that offers privacy. If files are private owners of copyright can't see those files to make any DMCA complain. And if you pay for privacy not even the file hosting is supposed to watch your private files or what the hell privacy is that. So probably there are tons and tons of files shared in private too.


Yes there are infact I personally see the piracy scene going back underground to some extent (close communities) maybe even seizing FTPs and stuff like back in the day.

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Sharing is not finished and after the seize of megaupload now there are many many many more file hostings than before its seize.


Your right yeah a lot springed up straight after which shows a brilliant regenerative quality to the WWW.



In conclusion: I'm not actually sure what points you are trying to make in some places but I think your about half right in my opinion.
manfer
Josso wrote:
the difference was RS never spammed the hell out of your browser with porn & viruses. Isn't exactly something that gives me an air of legitimacy over RS.


Really now I can't recall which kind of ads RS was using in the past but this problem you are refering here probably didn't came from megaupload (well yes in part from them because they were using the service) but I mean the source of the problem were -and still are- morally questionable ad systems that allow any kind of shit on them: spreading malware, or viruses, using all kind of lure techniques to almost force the user to click and accept things he should never accept, even being lured to install software thinking it was legitimate software that was going to clean their computers from viruses.

Those services are still available and many many unscrupulous people use those kind of ad services on their sites because they get more profit than with legal ads, or because their sites provides some kind of service not allowed by serious ads companies.

I would like all those inmoral ad services that spread malware seized.
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