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Author Topic: MegaUpload Comeback?  (Read 2275 times)

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MegaUpload Comeback?
« on: September 24, 2012, 03:19:50 PM »
News from Torrent Freak - Mega Upload may come back:

http://torrentfreak....code-90-done-120923/

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January this year the U.S. Government destroyed Megaupload, but founder Kim Dotcom is a not done with the file-hosting business yet and is preparing to come back with a vengeance. The coding work for the new Megaupload is nearly finished, the servers have been ordered, and investors are lining up. A return of the file-hosting site appears to be looming.

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 06:15:05 PM »
What was done (with questionable legality) once can be done again. I don't think he - or Megaupload - are out of the woods just yet... :tellme:

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 07:07:56 PM »

Yeah, I wanna see what ace he has up his sleeve to uncork to prevent what happened last time since the US Feds are already itching.

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 07:10:56 PM »
Yeah, I wanna see what ace he has up his sleeve to uncork to prevent what happened last time since the US Feds are already itching.


Locate his hosting in China maybe? :-\


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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 08:11:23 PM »
Whatever, who the hell wants to upload stuff on their site (even non copyright one) only to get it removed because some people screw the file sharing part for you.

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 08:29:00 PM »
What was done (with questionable legality) once can be done again. I don't think he - or Megaupload - are out of the woods just yet... :tellme:
Yup. Well put.

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2012, 11:44:22 AM »
What was done (with questionable legality) once can be done again. I don't think he - or Megaupload - are out of the woods just yet... :tellme:

He ain't out of the woods...but he ain't deep in them either. And if he can make a big enough mess (not a huge one...) on the way out, the Feds will have to go looking for a fight they can win elsewhere. Kinda of a question of which one do they hate worse, losing or wasting time. :)

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 11:54:19 AM »
What was done (with questionable legality) once can be done again. I don't think he - or Megaupload - are out of the woods just yet... :tellme:

He ain't out of the woods...but he ain't deep in them either. And if he can make a big enough mess (not a huge one...) on the way out, the Feds will have to go looking for a fight they can win elsewhere. Kinda of a question of which one do they hate worse, losing or wasting time. :)

I love the cynical insight!

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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 01:47:26 PM »
What was done (with questionable legality) once can be done again. I don't think he - or Megaupload - are out of the woods just yet... :tellme:

He ain't out of the woods...but he ain't deep in them either. And if he can make a big enough mess (not a huge one...) on the way out, the Feds will have to go looking for a fight they can win elsewhere. Kinda of a question of which one do they hate worse, losing or wasting time. :)

I love the cynical insight!

+1



That's not cynicism. It's experience speaking. :P


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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 03:10:34 PM »
Less publicized, the other servers are going down too.

WatchSeries went down sometime this winter, and 1channel.ch seems to be struggling this week!

I haven't done research if these are man in the middle ISP attacks or not.


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Re: MegaUpload Comeback?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 04:18:39 PM »
Could be.

But it seems like they're doing their best right now to keep Pirate Bay on the run. Each time they move, pressure gets brought to bear to make them move again. Sooner or later they're going to run out of havens.

Wonder of something similar is starting to happen to the other sites? Maybe some combination of legal and covert harassment? They're already pressuring the big search engines to not index any of the major filesharing sites, regardless of the legality of content the spiders identify.