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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Mega Is Trying to Deny Piracy Claims

Mega Is Trying to Deny Piracy Claims

Mega Is Trying to Deny Piracy Claims

Added: Friday, May 29th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
Mega.co.nz published an independent report to prove that the hosting service is not a piracy haven. The report was prepared by Olswang, an international law firm known for cooperating with the British government on copyright issues.


Last year, NetNames published a report accusing Mega of profiting from “content theft”. In response, Mega branded the report defamatory and warned of further action, which it took, indeed. The law firm Olswang was asked to analyze the NetNames evidence to find out whether its claims have any basis. In result, the company provided a 42-page teardown of the NetNames report and concluded that it was very damaging to Mega. Moreover, the US senator relied upon that report to pressure major payment providers and credit card companies to stop doing business with such cyberlockers as Mega.

First of all, NetNames claimed that the majority of the files stored on Mega’s servers are infringing, but it only examined the publicly available files (0.00002% of the total number of files) and ignored the vast majority encrypted and not publicly shared content. Besides, it only judged of illegality by filenames.

Secondly, Olswang pointed out that Mega’s basic service was similar to those provided by other major legitimate cloud-hosting providers, without limiting download speeds.

Thirdly, NetNames itself acknowledged that Mega does not host advertising and therefore can’t be categorized as a piracy heaven.

Finally, Mega complies with the law, both locally and internationally. The service takes down infringing content on demand: for example, in the first quarter of 2015 it removed over 130,000 files, which is only 0.003% of all files stored on its servers.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Friday, May 29th, 2015

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-05-29 04:32:14)
analogkid6103 avatarI wish them all luck and skills in this case, because this is a benchmark action that will be felt throughout the file storing/sharing world if the wrong conclusion is set by judgement into precedent.

Or should I say?
OH Shite, we are are So screwed, the end has come, the sky has fallen and the trolls are running Asgard.
Now the prices for a music album are 20 USD and the enemy has bought utorrent and made it the platform for digital downloads that you must use credit card to even go near.

Sounds bad huh? Its even worse, but believe it. The content providers will do it and smile. They can shut down the factories that make DVD/CD's and fire all those workers and take our thing and corrupt it into a monetized instrument of the future as they will it to be. As they count enormous amounts of money as they had been before and will do whatever it takes to do again.
A change is a coming and it is preceded by an ill wind.
Depressing stuff
But into the age of computation nothing is locked in and somehow file sharing will continue one way or another. What will be the next platform for those who share?
And I only say share for the simple reason that "pirates" are those who do not share, they are thieves of content who make money doing it, the antithesis of a person who shares. It actually costs me to share and thats fine.
I have not and will not ask for or accept any sort of compensation for sharing.
But I always will ask you to support the artists for the gifts they create because that IS their livlihood and they Must be compensated for that. Im getting off my soapbox now. Thanks for reading this if anyone gets through it.

posted by (2015-05-29 06:01:05)
No avatarNice rant # 1

posted by (2015-05-29 13:52:54)
Darth_Pogo avatarI won't lose any sleep if Mega gets closed down. All Mega seems to do is require you to install additional, third party software any device if you want to download anything larger than 1mb then wait while it downloads at speed of 2 or 3kbs.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanmen (2015-05-30 02:11:24)
analogkid6103 avatarIts not about mega its only a ways to a means.
If you understand so called justice systems they are most lazy, and once a precedent is ruled upon 99.4 percent of other courts wont even hear arguements.
After precedent is made.
Fight is squashed and the end result wont be one that makes file sharers happy.
Pirates on the other hand wont be affected because they are not even faking working within safe harbor ect.They steal and sell.
So they will be affected, they will be able to make more money once the ones who share are mostly eliminated.
I read in TF a few days back that the copyright guys gave the executives a raise and fired some trolls.
Why? Because they are losing? lol(sour) Not fakking hardly.
The time you see that means a slam dunk is coming.
Its like any other organization that has moved onward, they fire the grunts and promote the supervisors.
The ill wind is starting up.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2015-06-02 07:05:22)
teethors avatartnx for the info. great share. but i really i dont care if mega close down

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