MegaUpload said they had tried to comply with all of the copyright requests, and they had...
Listen how the Obama Justice Department twists that into a crime.
Courtesy of the LA Times.
MegaUpload provided no index or search function to the public, and sister site MegaVideo filtered its search results to remove copyrighted content.Wait, doesn't that sound like good thing? Wait, see how the Obama justice department twisted that around..... The indictment contends that it's a bad thing because it made it harder for copyright holders to see how much piracy was occurring on the service. WHAT?
The list of the "Top 100" files at MegaUpload is edited to exclude copyrighted works.Wait, that sounds like a good thing.... The indictment, however, asserts that it "makes the website appear more legitimate and hides the popular copyright-infringing content that drives its revenue." WHAT?
Users could not stream a file on the affiliated MegaVideo site for more than 72 minutes unless they were paid subscribers to MegaUpload.(72 minutes is too short to copy a copyrighted movie) The indictment contends that the point wasn't to discourage illegal movie viewing, but rather to monetize it. WHAT?
The Conspiracy made no significant effort and the company is being faulted for not monitoring what each of its users did on its service, not inspecting content as it was being uploaded for copyright violations, and not combing through its servers for infringing material.But that's inconsistent with the rulings from several federal courts, which have held that online companies have no duty to police their services to prevent infringements or detect them after they occur.
Justice David Souter wrote, "in the absence of other evidence of intent, a court would be unable to find contributory infringement liability merely based on a failure to take affirmative steps to prevent infringement, if the device otherwise was capable of substantial non infringing uses."
This indictment was done in haste and is not a condemnation of MegaUpload, a COMPANY THE INDICTMENT ITSELF, CONFIRMS WAS TRYING TO COMPLY WITH EXISTING COPYRIGHT LAWS......
This was served in Federal Court in Richmond. The same court that says that National Health Care is unconstitutional, even though a number of courts have ruled opposite.
This is a rogue court. This court has now proven twice, it is not representative of America, and New Zealand should suffer for not questioning the authority of the order it was given... This is not an issuance of the United States Of America. It is one court of almost a hundred. Injunctions across America need to be filed immediately in friendly courts aimed at halting this hasty and ill-thought-out injunction issued by this rogue court.