Posts Tagged ‘EFF’

EFF Starts Operation Mega Retrieval

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

File this story under, “Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater” … the recording industry’s war against file sharing has apparently harmed many who were doing nothing illegal.

When the Megaupload servers were taken down, no one bothered to distinguish legitimate data from data that infringed on the copyright of others. Users who had been using Megaupload as a host for their own files were now in a position where they were denied access to those files, even though they were in many cases completely legal. It was even worse for some users who had no access to local backups of the data. With the take down of Megaupload, access to those files was no longer available.