Monday, January 30, 2012

Megaupload data may be erased Thursday, plus the real reason as to why the takedown might of happened




We all most likely know by now of the FBI take down of Megaupload not to long ago. If not then read about it below:


Anyway, the whole thing is part of an on going case against 7 people arrested including the owner and founder. They paid Carpathia Hosting Inc. and Cogent Communications Group Inc to host all of the data but since the take down they have not received payment to continue hosting the data.

So what does this mean? Well, to host the enormous amount of data of Megaupload costs A LOT of money and without that, they have to erase everything. And that may happen as soon as Thursday February 2nd.




What does this mean for the FBI and the charges against the owner of Megaupload and its 6 other employees arrested and their case against them? What about the some odd 50 million users that used the services most of which used it legally?

No one knows. The data is kinda the evidence needed to prosecute the 7 individuals but with out it there isnt much of a case right? What about the lawsuit against the FBI by people who lost legit data and were affected by it like business owners? That may only further their claims against the FBI. And if the hosting companies are forced to delete the data due to the cost, will they be charged with destroying evidence? A lot of questions here.

I think this just shows the poor planning and consideration and forethought of the FBI in taking down and arresting people in other countries.

There are even rumors going around as to the real reason Megaupload was shut down. Pressure from the Music Industry to the government. Supposedly Megaupload had made a service called "MegaBox" that would become the new competitor to major online music sellers because they planned on selling music where 90% of the profits would of gone to the artist. Far more then any other service out there.


So what do you guys think about all this? Leave a comment below.




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15 comments:

  1. Obama doesn't need any evidence to lock you up and throw the key away. These people running Megaupload are simply obstacles in the way of the liberal Hollywood elite and their dissemination of socialist ideology. I'll wager we won't ever see them again.

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  2. I'm sure that money is the reason why this happened. who paid for the FBI's entire operation to go across the pond and arrest these guys. The reason why the government does things is because people with people are trying to protect themselves. i.e. the music industry can;t lose money to this newer, better business model. so they apply legal ramifications to it instead. its business
    business runs government

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  3. A lot of shady business behind this, hopefully more details will be revealed as the trial progresses.

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  4. This is frustrating me. I mean, why they working all of a sudden against it?

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  5. this makes people aware of the situation

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  6. This is a ripple effect. It all started with the SOPA and now it's popping up everywhere in different forms.

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  7. Ah.. This Megaupload fiasco is scaring many file-sharing sites into not even allowing uploads anymore.

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  8. Interesting post, man. The megaupload thing is so terrible. I would think that the FBI would have the data switched over already to their own private host to keep as evidence though...

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  9. It sounds like a conspiracy theory in the making. I'm just glad I didn't have any files stored with them.

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  10. Someone could wikileaks details, but then they would be arrested...

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  11. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the reason they took down Megaupload, the gov't is corrupted by corporations.

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  12. I had a few files uploaded to them, if they'll be deleted soon then I'll just have to reupload it somewhere else.

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  13. To my way of thinking the competition has been eliminated for anyone else that wants to get into the file hosting business.

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