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Jan 21, 2013, 04:28 PM
 
Anybody else signed up? 50G isn't to be sneezed at.
     
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Jan 21, 2013, 04:31 PM
 
Glad you started the thread, though not for such practical reasons. I'm fascinated by the entire drama surrounding megaupload. Ars seems to be unclear on whether this might be a violation of his bail.
     
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Jan 21, 2013, 04:33 PM
 
I'll bet that he can distance himself from the company enough to just keep himself out of jail.
     
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Jan 21, 2013, 04:37 PM
 
Given how botched everything is, even if he were in violation I think he'd manage to weasel out.
     
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Jan 21, 2013, 05:03 PM
 
Have you read the terms of use? If i get it right he/the company claims the right to make you/the individual user liable for costs originating when copyright of third parties is infringed.


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Jan 22, 2013, 12:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras View Post
Have you read the terms of use? If i get it right he/the company claims the right to make you/the individual user liable for costs originating when copyright of third parties is infringed.
Fat bloke in New Zealand with a checkered history tries to extract costs from a Brit living in France.

Good luck.
     
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Jan 22, 2013, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras View Post
Have you read the terms of use? If i get it right he/the company claims the right to make you/the individual user liable for costs originating when copyright of third parties is infringed.
Is this different that safe harbor? i.e., so long as they provide a mechanism for copyright holders they can't be held liable?
     
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Jan 22, 2013, 04:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras View Post
Have you read the terms of use? If i get it right he/the company claims the right to make you/the individual user liable for costs originating when copyright of third parties is infringed.
Wait... so if you infringe on copyright, they should pay for it?
     
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Jan 22, 2013, 04:27 PM
 
If THEY get sued for aiding copyright infringement, they can hold you liable for the cost to them.

Crucial point.

And a rather incalculable one, should, say, systematic copyright infringement by a number of users result in the closure of the business, likely to cost in the millions of dollars (you know, it's happened before).
     
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Jan 22, 2013, 04:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
If THEY get sued for aiding copyright infringement, they can hold you liable for the cost to them.
Ahhhhhhh. Clever.
     
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Jan 22, 2013, 08:43 PM
 
I signed up cuz....why not?
     
   
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