Megaupload Search Warrant Requests Ignored Massive Non-Infringing Use | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Search Warrant Requests Ignored Massive Non-Infringing Use | TorrentFreak by Ernesto on Torrentfreak

In another section the DoJ points out that Megaupload only deleted links to files when they received DMCA-notices, not the actual files themselves.

What isn’t mentioned is that this is common practice. YouTube doesn’t delete all the same videos either when they get a DMCA notice. After all, the file may also be hosted by the person who actually owns the rights.

“This case makes the DOJ look increasingly stupid and will become an embarrassment for the White House. If it wasn’t such a tragedy for our Megaupload staff and users as well as our families I would just be smiling. Brain deficiencies and lag of knowledge become increasingly obvious in DOJ court filings.”

“I can’t believe I’m in the middle of this tragic copyright comedy,” he says.

It’s true. Even Google YouTube doesn’t delete the actual files. I’ve seen videos disappeared and returning with the same, exact URL. We had our share, supposedly “deleted”, we contested it, and after 2 years, the videos were returned.

Probably it took them 2 years to manually confirm that our videos got victimized by these copyright trolls requesting blanket takedowns.

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