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MPAA demands user data stored from Megaupload Servers to be retained

  • 23/03/2012 at 23:02 by It's a Gadget Staff
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MPAA vs MegaUploadWe’ve all been following the story behind Megaupload’s shutdown in January of the current year, and the lawsuits followed through by the MPAA. Recently, Hollywood has requested a judge to keep all the information that has been stored by the website, which would equal to the data of about 66.6 million users.

Megaupload has all the data stored in the servers that are hosted by a company called Carpathia Hosting, Inc. The MPAA is asking for the hosting company to retain the entire information, which mounts up to be about 25 petabytes. All of this was uploaded by the users who had accounts with Megaupload. Such request came in after the new court filing conducted by the MPAA, which have stated that the data in the servers is linked to the copyright violations carried out by the site.

Moreover, the Motion Picture Association of America has declared that they want to be in possession – or at least have access – to the data, since they may be carrying out a lawsuit against Megaupload and other parties. This has raised the concern that Megaupload users may be affected by this, but the MPAA VP has stated that they won’t go after the users.

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Hotfile going down the same road as Megaupload

  • 10/03/2012 at 06:52 by It's a Gadget Staff
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MPAA vs HotfileAmong the hundreds of file-sharing sites, the MPAA is going strong against the well-known site Hotfile. Without any doubt, Hotfile ranks amongst the most used and best known sites on the Internet, and as a result it has become the enemy of Hollywood.

Ever since the MPAA sued the site on February 2011, there have been multiple actions taken up on the case, which includes court filing after court filing. Furthermore, Hotfile decided to file a lawsuit against Warner Bros. – which happens to be a member of the MPAA – claiming that they were exploiting their copyright means.  However, this very same week the MPAA has decided to make a significant move by filing a motion in Florida, which calls for summary judgment.

By doing this, the MPAA is hoping to take down Hotfile very soon and they’re going to try to steer away from having to go months in court. They are also comparing the site directly to Megaupload, which would make it in essence just as bad. The description used in court papers state that Hotfile has been put together around violations to copyright.

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The US never needed SOPA or PIPA

  • 23/01/2012 at 20:07 by It's a Gadget Staff
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SOPA DENIEDOn the 18th of January 2012 the world banded together in an effort to show their opposition to two acts being proposed in the United States congress. These acts, as you may already know, are the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act and aim at culling the rampant online piracy that is costing the music industry millions.

In the protest on the 18th several of the largest websites in the world blacked out to show their opposition to SOPA and PIPA and also encourage others (especially Americans) to let congress and their representatives know that they disapprove of these acts.  Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, Flickr as well as others did a blackout and the results were astounding. Thousands of people flooded the Whitehouse and their representatives with phone calls, emails, and more protesting. After all was said and done, those opposing SOPA and PIPA thought that they had won….but they were wrong.

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