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    What happens to files on Megaupload?

    Interesting article by examiner.com on the future of the content just sitting on megaupload's servers. I'm glad I didn't store any of my downloaded stuff there!

    [QUOTE]Now that Megaupload is not working, what is going to happen to all those files that were stored there?

    Megaupload.com was one of the largest file storage spaces online and, despite what the news might have you believing by now, was not used purely for bootlegging copyrighted content. Many PC video games allow, even encourage, custom content created by the players. The Sims series is well-known for this and Bioware games also got onboard, releasing a Toolset to do just that. Megaupload.com provided a convenient and easy way to share these files with the rest of the world without having to own your own website and use up your own bandwidth.

    It was as easy as making an account, uploading the files and sharing a link with other gamers who might be interested.

    So what exactly is happening to these files now that Megaupload is not working?

    Right now you can feel secure that your files are safe on the Megaupload servers. [B]The FBI is going to keep the files intact so that they can go over them with a fine-toothed comb looking for illegal content - if you had anything copyrighted or otherwise illegal up you should cross your fingers they don

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    Now I can't watch a lot of series I used to follow.

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    Well ain't I happy I don't use mega upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    Now I can't watch a lot of series I used to follow.
    Aw! You still can. There's always tons of other sites like filesonic/2shared/rapidshare/etc. Filestube.com is your friend. ;D ... or torrents if you know how to use those, but it's easier to download :|

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    is it illegal to download off of those sites now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleys165 View Post
    is it illegal to download off of those sites now?
    Technically it's always probably been illegal if the content is illegal, but they're not monitoring the other sites. The biggest issue is that a lot of other major download sites are nervous due to Megaupload being taken down so a lot have begun to delete files or even ban US IPs.

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    Oh jeez, i'm glad I don't use megaupload. I just hope that nothing happens to image shack or photobucket or youtube!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venus View Post
    Technically it's always probably been illegal if the content is illegal, but they're not monitoring the other sites. The biggest issue is that a lot of other major download sites are nervous due to Megaupload being taken down so a lot have begun to delete files or even ban US IPs.
    Could I get charged if I downloaded off of something like filestube.com?

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    I had my custom content for my work related stuff on megaupload so I am pretty mad that it's all gone but I had nothing copyrighted so I am not worried about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleys165 View Post
    Could I get charged if I downloaded off of something like filestube.com?
    Only if you downloaded music/movies/tv shows/etc and they caught you, but the chances of that are pretty slim.

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