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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Apple Co-Founder Said MegaUpload Case Harms Internet

Apple Co-Founder Said MegaUpload Case Harms Internet

Apple Co-Founder Said MegaUpload Case Harms Internet

Added: Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, again criticized the US piracy case against MegaUpload, calling it “hokey” and a threat to online innovation. In May, Wozniak met Kim Dotcom, the MegaUpload’s founder, when he was visiting New Zealand to give a speech. Wozniak learned that Kim couldn’t meet him outside because he was under house arrest, and so the Apple co-founder arranged a meeting. The men have been chatting by email since.

Steve Wozniak claims it’s ridiculous what the US authorities did to Kim’s life, and too many citizens of New Zealand are supporting his point of view. The American government seems to be on thin ground. Millions of people used MegaUpload for legitimate purposes before the US authorities shut it down in the beginning of this year and filed criminal charges against its operators, including Kim Dotcom. Local police swooped down in helicopters onto the grounds of Kim’s house and cut their way into a room where he was hiding. Dotcom spent a month in jail before a judge allowed to release him on bail.

Steve Wozniak compared the cyberlocker with a highway, and file-sharers – with speeding motorists, saying that you can’t just close down the whole street because someone is speeding. Kim Dotcom, in his turn, said in the interview that the more users learn about this case the more they understand that this type of copyright dispute between Hollywood and new cloud storage technology becomes a political debate rather than criminal one.

Steve Wozniak thinks that people should pay for content, but the web should be kept open to encourage innovation. Anyway, attempts to shut down websites like MegaUpload are fruitless.

July 2nd,2012

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Date:  Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Comments (11) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2012-07-02 20:05:30)
No avatarthe hole problem is that the entertainment industry need to be told that they just simply can't have things there way.
they are acting like spoiled children, and are throwing a tantrum because they think that because some one copy's a song or a movie and distributes it over the internet that they are stealing from them. its just like in the movie "god bless America"......the teen girl in that is a complete BRAT. and that is the attitude they are showing will regards to file sharing.

not to mention the truth of file sharing that it is in fact NOT stealing but the fact that they actual DID steal from others. and its a dam shame that more than likely they will get away with it.

lets just hope that with the over ruling of this case that it shows them that they need to change there ways.

kinda wander if the site and servers will come back online.

posted by (2012-07-02 21:25:37)
No avataryeah man godbless america good movie. and sharingis caring, stealing is stealing, if you buy something and share it with your poor ass friends they dont get the real deal they get a copy, who stole what? no body who got stuff that they didnt buy? the ppl that where too poor to buy it in the first place, if they reduce there prices to suit the geo economy and offerend alternative formats or services more ppl would be able to afford, but they think because the economy is bad and piracy rises they can charge more, thats retarded, they are funding piracy with there high prices lol. they refuse to acknowledge some artists get way to much some artists get way too little but they always get the big chunk, its like tellin a fat kid to lose weight, and actually listening to what the fat kid says in response, this and that you gonna eat that? they need to reduce the price of media, even if that means making a few less millions, and i bet they could still be ritcher than everyone else if they paid the artists the same. time gastric bypass this hungry hungry hippo otherwise it will gobble up our freedom.

posted by (2012-07-02 21:26:50)
No avatardangit, i learned to read from microwave instructions and nudey mags, i cant type without swearing or listing things, i try my hardest to convert swear words into resembling nonsence but i missed ars, and now i have a red exclamation mark!!, can someone please remove that?

posted by (2012-07-03 01:43:44)
jumbo71 avatari want to no what i actually steal if i download something to watch...
so there telling me i steal a book every time i borrow one from a government funded library or a cd album which i can copy is ok but not downloading it from the internet...its about time the entertainment industry just gave up and concentrate on make stuff worth buying then people wont rip them off like they have been doing for years and many years to come im sure off...

posted by Blocked (2012-07-03 01:44:29)
No avatarWell he would wouldn't he. The fact is MegaUpload were innovating with a new business model cutting out the mega-rich companies completely as middle-men, hence Hollywood pressed the FBI to act as international THUGS!!!!

posted by (2012-07-03 01:50:15)
calimio7684 avatarActually everything over the web sould be free,or be able to do donations, if the torrent site is good people don't mind to give away a few bucks, but you guys have to take out the nonsense of survey, sharing shouldn't be illegal

posted by (2012-07-05 12:44:15)
No avatari love megavideo site...

posted by (2012-07-05 12:45:12)
No avatari love megavideo site...

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-10 18:24:20)
Embolism avatarMy view is that ISP`s should pay the Music and film industry a percentage of the money we pay for their services and allow file sharing since everyone pays for inflated services to the tune of Billions through ISP`s inflated service charges to begin with.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-07-10 18:26:17)
Embolism avatarlegitimize rather than penalise.

posted by men (2012-07-17 17:09:48)
solyd avatar@ clamo
I entirely agree. The problem is that the companys/organisations from the movie industry that are responsible for initiating the charges against sites like 'megaupload' or 'the piratebay' are so money rich that they can get away with whatever they like, just like banks and oil companys and tobacco companys etc etc etc. They got big money, so they got big clout. One Day everything free on the net will no longer be free, it will all be there still, just at a price. The government are obsessed with taxes, they know there is billions and billions and billions to be made in taxes on the net worldwide. Lockdown...no free movies no free music no free porn. this is the golden age of the internet that we will all look back at in 15 - 20 years time and say, "they were the days"

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