Originally Posted by initialsBB
what I don't understand about the cyberlocker situation is that the uploading going on there is way more of a clear-cut case of distributing pirated material than what goes on with p2p. is it too hard to identify and prosecute the uploaders? it seems like it would be relatively easy to find out who uploaded a particular file and to prosecute them based on the exact number of copies that were downloaded.
This whole concept of having a cyber locker is totally new to me. Today is the first time I have heard of it. From what I have gathered, and someone correct me, is anyone can rent a locker. That megaupload or whatever they are called may have many clients in many industries and what people do with their locker is not their business, that the contents of those lockers are confidential. Also if an organization uses this locker to upload and download and share the contents of this locker it is and should be only their responsibility to keep it legal. Holding the service provider responsible doesn't seem right to me.
Now I understand that the supposed ringleader here is some cyber, criminal, hacker type. But from reading the article, his involvement with megaupload is still not a proven fact. That even if it was a fact, the case against his suposed company and being in the wrong on this, is still very grey area.
I hate illegal downloading of anything and my knowledge of this particular case is obviously limited. So if my logic is off I'm sorry. Just there are not allot of facts from that article that proves that megaupload is in the wrong. Just some pending court cases in the porn industry and Hollywood who hasn't done anything yet. Just aligations.