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Pirates Spend 300% More On Content

by Dude-Suit on May.12, 2013, under News

Interesting story today on Torrentfreak:

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has just published a study into the state of online copyright infringement in the UK, with some very interesting conclusions. The researchers found that 10% of the country’s most prolific infringers are responsible for almost 80% of all infringements carried out online, but with a bonus. These plus an additional 10% of infringers spend 300% more than ‘honest’ consumers who don’t infringe copyright at all.

Read the Full Story Here: http://torrentfreak.com/0-more-on-content-than-honest-consumers-130510/

This continues to prove that big media just don’t know what they are talking about when it comes to file sharing. A lot of folks in their 30’s and up like me may remember this same argument and occasional lawsuits making the news when big media were going after blank cassette tapes, dual cassette recorders, blank VHS tapes and VCR’s with record functions and even some fancier VCR’s with programmable record timers you could set to record your favorite show at a specific time. Of course history shows that big media lost their fight against cassette tape sharing, blank cassette and VHS tape mediums.

Bit nostalgic though thinking back on my highschool days sharing mix tapes with friends, or making that cheese “romantic” mix tape for a crush 🙂

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The New Megaupload is Back… for now

by Dude-Suit on Jan.20, 2013, under News


Months of constant Megaupload controversy, video of the raids leaked, Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom released and most all of the charges dropped, and many many more other news surround the controversial file storage site.

The new “Mega” is now officially online!

Users will get 50 Gig of free data storage! So far that tops any “cloud” service to date. You’d have to pay quite a bit to get that much storage with services like Dropbox, Rapidshare, Amazon, etc. Plus no one in their right mind would use rapidshare anyhow, there is nothing “rapid” about rapidshare.

So head on over to Mega today and give it a try, I personally haven’t tested it yet but will see how the speed is and how sharing fairs for the new reincarnated Megaupload


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Video of the Megaupload Raid

by Dude-Suit on Aug.21, 2012, under News

Video of the raid on Megaupload’s founder Kim Dotcom’s mansion.

For more than six months there have been claims and counterclaims about what happened in January when New Zealand police raided the mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. Now video of the event has been released to the public and it includes helicopters, armed officers, dog units and multiple police vehicles – Hollywood style.

Source: http://torrentfreak.com/video-police-raid-on-the-mansion-of-megauploads-kim-dotcom-120808/


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