It is interesting to see how many issues related to file-sharing has popped up ever since Megaupload was shutdown
We all know about the famous file-sharing website, Megaupload. It is the famous file-hosting service that was shut down by United States Department of Justice for reasons of copyright infringement. Many users were affected, mainly because many used the site for storing essential files for use on day-to-day basis. Now, Techworld reports that if the users want them back, they have to pay.
The U.S. governments’ reasoning is simple: “the process of identifying, copying, and returning” the data “will be inordinately expensive.” As such, there is no issue in “accessing” the data. But if a user wishes to retrieve them, he/she has to bear the cost. It seems that the users, at the end of the day, are being punished. Legitimate users, that actually subscribed to & paid for the accounts, are being unable to get back their data.
It is very ironic to see that while it is wrong for Megaupload to generate revenue by storing user data, the government can seize that data & sell it back to its victim at a higher price.
Yes, the irony.