Is that where someone steals, offers no replacement or compensation ?
Just checking, because there seems to be some confusion. does not make a difference. If you have the resources to shut a website down, why not prove it.
Megaupload has been taken down today, <a few will follow no doubt.>, using money generated from decades of overpriced and massively taxed media distributed by money grabbing corporations. I really think these people should look up the definition of fair play. At some point in the future, am i going to get charged for catching a glimpse of a tv show through a shop window.
Sites getting taken down, the "owners" getting stung for big bucks. I cant honestly see it stopping file share sites completely - the hydra grows more heads every time but my point is , , wait, what was my point.?
ah yes,,, how exactly is cloud storage going to work?
lets say,, i buy a splendid shiny cd album by a band that make real music. I know i like the band because i listened to a demo they put on the internet. I buy the album and make copy for myself. the copy is stored on a cloud somewhere. do i lose that copy if the cloud gets taken down ?
of course i do.
Now then, consider this.:
i cant find any demos of new bands because of copyright restrictions, the you tube is full of cats, and kids falling off skateboards, all with the ever present 009 soundsystem soundtrack. Most of the original material has been removed because it looks like / sounds like / appears similar to - some other production engineered by committee and signed off by simon cowell.
I`m going to leave it there because its all been talked about, discussed at length and no doubt voted on on facebook. It makes no difference,, money always wins. especially old money.