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Old 01-22-2013, 01:22 AM   #47
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If Mega stores a file that is knows nothing about, that is fine.
I agree.

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However once that file is identified (and reported) as copyright protected, then Mega would have to take it down.
I am sure they will; all filehosts allow such violations to be reported. That said, they would have to provide the key as well, so Mega can check, a simple file name would probably not be sufficient. (But yes, a published link and key in a public form, e.g., would probably suffice.)

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The point I guess is that Mega would be protected and the anonymous upload-er (if no IP was recorded)
The uploader is not anonymous. Mega makes a point of telling you that they record your IP and other data and will hand them over to law enforcement if and when compelled to do so.

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The down-loader would be protected if Mega doesn't keep track of IPs downloading any particular file
There is usually little action taken against downloaders. They are far too numerous, very difficult to track (unless they are uploading as well, as in the case of, say, bittorrent), only make one unauthorized copy (their own), and in many cases might not even be doing anything illegal (many European copyright acts grant the right to make a copy for private and personal use, regardless of the source). Oh, and it's bad PR, even more so than going after the small-time uploaders.

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Yes the files could be encrypted, but somewhere there must be an index and a key and these must be distributed or the file is of no use.
Sure, but they could be distributed separately. It certainly will make automatic, URL and filename based takedown requests much harder.
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