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    #41
    This been posted? 72 page indictment.

    Linky

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      #42
      Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action
      http://torrentfreak.com/cyberlocker-...action-120123/

      Looks like most file hosts are gone.
      Last edited by awdrifter; January 23rd, 2012, 6:29 PM.

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        #43
        Originally posted by neutron View Post
        Speaking of piracy, the greatest nonsense in the world is here, in Latvia. We have a burreau called AKKA/LAA (some sort of RIAA clone) and they charge a tax of every storage device (HDDs, SDs, USB flash drives etc etc), because there is possibility that these devices could be used for storing copyrighted material.
        Logic says that when the tax is payed, we should get all music for free. And yet, we have to pay for them.
        We got same thing. It's a tradeoff for copying to family (and even to friends) being legal. As long as it doesn't have "strong" copy protection. Like DVD's (lol).

        People think it's there because of piracy, but actually it's not. Or at least they say it's not. Anyway, I order the few CD's/DVD's I need from Nierle.de.

        And don't get me started on how they are responsible for not getting Spotify, Netflix and other services here.
        That's the only thing why I would like to see EU wide copyright laws, maybe we could see something like Netflix when they don't have to negotiate with 30+ national organizations.
        Last edited by h-p; January 24th, 2012, 12:08 AM.

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          #44
          Originally posted by awdrifter View Post
          Cyberlocker Ecosystem Shocked As Big Players Take Drastic Action


          http://torrentfreak.com/cyberlocker-...action-120123/

          Looks like most file hosts are gone.
          If I ran a service like this I'd first of all naturally not host anything in north america. Banning US IP's, sure why not altough it's not vital. Secondly do not use a US-based payment service. And don't go to New Zeeland, because it's filled with sheep in puppet governments.

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            #45
            Bail, denied.

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              #46
              Interesting Interview with dotcom:



              He seems convinced himself he is innocent. Personally I think they didn't get to an important issue and that is the motive of users to upload infringing content in the first place which is often due to the fact that filehosts offer payments, commissions, for either number of downloads or numbers of premium accounts sold linked to the uploaded file of the user.

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                #47
                Originally posted by Luca View Post
                Interesting Interview with dotcom:



                He seems convinced himself he is innocent. Personally I think they didn't get to an important issue and that is the motive of users to upload infringing content in the first place which is often due to the fact that filehosts offer payments, commissions, for either number of downloads or numbers of premium accounts sold linked to the uploaded file of the user.
                Video not avaliable in New Zealand?!?! WTF. It was produced and broadcast in NZ and is on 3newsNZs channel. Me confused.

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                  #48
                  Originally posted by Luca View Post

                  He seems convinced himself he is innocent. Personally I think they didn't get to an important issue and that is the motive of users to upload infringing content in the first place which is often due to the fact that filehosts offer payments, commissions, for either number of downloads or numbers of premium accounts sold linked to the uploaded file of the user.
                  I was waiting for that to come up as well. Legally speaking though there is no proof that they were paying commission for illegal files because they can hide behind the privacy policy saying that they don't track what users upload and are only looking at number of downloads or premium accounts opened or something along those lines.

                  I personally want him to win, I'm sure he knew EXACTLY what was going to happen but I don't a precedent to be set because that would open the doors to a lot more lawsuits.
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                    #49
                    Kim did exactly the same thing in the nineties, when he still went by the name "Kimble": He paid people to upload or even crack Warez to then sell subscriptions to his Warez BBS.
                    EDIT: Ooops, re-post.
                    Last edited by Dr_Grip; March 8th, 2012, 8:10 AM.
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                      #50
                      Originally posted by prizrak View Post
                      I was waiting for that to come up as well. Legally speaking though there is no proof that they were paying commission for illegal files because they can hide behind the privacy policy saying that they don't track what users upload and are only looking at number of downloads or premium accounts opened or something along those lines.
                      Based on quotes from emails in the indictment they discussed about who was uploading what, and who to give payouts to depending on content.
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                        #51
                        Kim uploads new video featuring Kim and Kimi

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                          #52

                          Linky

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                            #53
                            I don't see many uploaders using Mega yet, hopefully it'll be as good as the old MegaUpload.

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                              #54
                              Well, you have to admire his persistence.

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                                #55

                                Linky


                                He said he might sue after what they did to him.

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                                  #56
                                  Honestly, good luck. But wrong targets, unfortunately, I'd like to see a grain of sand under the eyelid of companies such as Time Warner (Warner Music Group) etc. The kind of companies which will force you to take down a video of your birthday party just because one of their copyrighted songs was playing in the background. Those companies piss me off.

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                                    #57
                                    Kim Dotcom threatens to sue Google, Twitter, Facebook.

                                    http://torrentfreak.com/kim-dotcom-t...ith-me-130523/

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                                      #58


                                      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kim-dotcom-60-minutes/
                                      Last edited by avanti; January 6th, 2014, 11:27 AM.
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                                        #59
                                        Totally related:

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                                          #60
                                          He's gonna die in mysterious circumstances.

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