Megaupload, Mediafire, Rapidshare… What's Next?Monday 23rd of January 2012 07:55:04 PM
Megaupload, Mediafire, Rapidshare… what's next?
A few months ago the picture was very different from which we live today. The projects of the ilk of soup and pipe powerful only paranoid minds; the owner of , Kim Schmitz (aka Kim Dotcom), was only a picturesque (usually benevolent) businessman who had made a reputation for offering rewards those who captured Bin Laden; and many people trusted personal files services payments such as the aforementioned, Filesharing or , without sisquiera think about it a nanosecond. From this week, we could say, we live the end of an era. The end of innocence.
IE agents police, without any soup and without even half pipe, could eliminate or freeze in one fell swoop that plenty of users information (third parties, innocent, maybe you, perhaps I) had hosted in a service payment. Millions of Internet users, at this time, do not know if his rippeados records (or not), the notes of his lifeschool or your collection of movies - or not violated copyright laws - survive somewhere. Or if they will remain in the shade, with .
"How can be that people entrusted their personal effects in this type of service?", he asked on Twitter more than one. And I encouraged me to rebut on the other hand: why not? Why do not they will trust if these sites are promoted as a way to preserve and share files safely? If you are services which were contracted by millions of people, many more - for example - of the clients that can have a Bank of any province or State in any country?
In addition, do saw the number of newspapers or media that published today: "closed : which other servers save our archives".?
Having said which, thanks to the news that abound following the closure of , there are sufficient signs as to which the vast majority understand that he needs to make back up sensitive information on these sites (simply because they are private, because they are now and tomorrow no). A.
else, if there is any doubt, call the pure logic: If there are plenty of "servers" that offered the same as , allegedly infringing equal rights of author of the giants of the entertainment, with the same allegations on the espaldas… which is which is still in the row? There is another in the crosshairs of the FBI? Hotlink, , Filesharing? Is mark with the word "file" or "share" owner of the diary of tomorrow?
Many believed that the first to have serious problems would be Hotfile. In other words, was the company that more noise generated in terms of demands and judgments. In the middle of last year, the federal judge in Miami Adalberto Jordan rejected the direct charges brought by the MPAA against Hotfile. The organization that brings together several powerful Hollywood her considered responsible for an alleged massive (very similar to the charges against ) copyright infringement.
Beyond of having drawn the first "attack" or (counterattack, on the side you want to be) still weigh on the hosting company indirect charges: the judge saw no crime those who climb the material are its clients, but it believed that it would be possible that it had come out benefit economically with these omissions. The trials are continuing. The first row?
RapidShare can "be the next" (as the other services set forth here) and for his long "career" is one of the servers that has faced more demands. But so far, the German Justice found not guilty at the site by deemed "abuses in uploading files which make your customers".
The German court ruled in favor of to recognize the impossibility of controlling uploading files. This resolution set a precedent in existing lawsin Germany to allow users to make backup copies of your files and upload them to the service for private use.
The company is based in Cham, Switzerland, and in the year 2008 - their golden era came to occupy the place number 16 of the list of most viewed sites in the world. It was then losing his seat in the hands of .
MediaFire is a hosting service popularity, at the same level of others here above. It was founded in 2006 and "exploded" also in 2008, when it was to attract more than 8.7 million visitors. Today about 150 million people a month use the file storage service. We put it in the row also, basically because its headquarters is located in United States, on hand for the boys of the FBI. Download macroportal contains a total of 760 million of files.
Megaupload so they closed 1 coup, but a mediumfire they will close in 5 or 6 partes…