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    Just watching 3 news on mega.co.nz and how it encourages piracy, nek minit advert for slingshot offering free mega account when you sign up
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    God mainstream media is awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    Just watching 3 news on mega.co.nz and how it encourages piracy, nek minit advert for slingshot offering free mega account when you sign up

    when people talk about piracy the first thing that comes to my mind is a man with a peg leg, a funny hat and a parrot on his shoulder; out at sea pillaging and raping passing vessels.

    clearly what is being discussed is the modern digital culture sharing culture.

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    Yeah link here:
    http://www.3news.co.nz/Mega-website-...9/Default.aspx

    Dunno what they were expecting to find? You can say the same about any file-hosting website... Hell you can even "search" for things using Google. Does that mean that Google should be shut-down?
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    And then on nightlife they had a bit about Kim dot com's new album.
    He said on there that he is happy for people to download the album rather than buy it.

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    From the TV3 article
    "By using the encryption as a way of saying 'we don't know or have any reason to believe that this material infringes copyright'


    Of course they know. They are just playing with words.

    Just did an experiment: , picked a random movie name that came to mind, and did a google search movies name download mega.co.nz Took less than a minute to find the links that lead directly to Mega.co.nz

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Of course they know. They are just playing with words.

    Just did an experiment: , picked a random movie name that came to mind, and did a google search movies name download mega.co.nz Took less than a minute to find the links that lead directly to Mega.co.nz
    Just did the same with Google Drive. lets shut down Google & Gmail.
    Yep, Everyone PC savvy knows what file sharing/storage sites are often(mainly) used for .....Mega, rapidshare,etc etc .

    But, if/WHEN we start using Google Drive & MS file storage for piracy more often, should they be labled as a host for piracy & shut down. Why not ? Same rule for all ?
    Should we shut down all forums & forum software, as forums are used by many as a way to find/share pirates media. Plenty of forums out there JUST for piracy

    Then shut down ALL ISP's..... they know exactly why home users want 50G+ data caps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirddes View Post
    when people talk about piracy the first thing that comes to my mind is a man with a peg leg, a funny hat and a parrot on his shoulder; out at sea pillaging and raping passing vessels
    The thought of passing vessels being raped make me wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by plod View Post
    Just watching 3 news on mega.co.nz and how it encourages piracy, nek minit advert for slingshot offering free mega account when you sign up

    They will always target anything Dotcom is associated with since he is a highly visible target, irrespective of whether another company has done the same or worse (google - search and data sharing, amazon - cartel book pricing) somewhere else.

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    Yeah exactly, the whole _point_ of that google-search for a mega download link for a movie is pointless coz it works with _anything_ and any provider!

    He's openly admitted he believes half of all internet traffic would be piracy, and he's fully aware people are using his service to do that, but just because there are some illegitimate users doesn't mean there aren't also legitimate users.

    Lets shut down the post shop so that criminals can't mail each other drugs and while we're at it lets shut down the roads so they can't drive illegal weapons to each other... Think about it logically for a second guys, come on :-/
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