MediaFire Ain’t Worried About No Government Intervention


In the wake of that whole MegaUpload thing that saw that site taken down and its runners arrested, other file-sharing sites are kind of clenching their buttcheeks in fear of the government stepping in and doing that to them, too. But not MediaFire. They’re confident that they’re going to be fine just fine.

“We don’t have a business built on copyright infringement.” CEO Derek Labian said. “Like many other cloud-based sharing services like Box.net and Dropbox, we’re a legitimate business targeting professionals.”

Also, he said his company has a good relationship with law enforcement entities like the FBI, and they follow DMCA protocols, and so that helps.

If we’re lucky, following DMCA protocols — that is, when you’re notified of infringement, you take the offending files down — will be all that is necessary to avoid MegaUpload’s fate. At least we here at GameFront hope so. Fingers crossed!

As we know, infringing copyright wasn’t the only lame thing Kim Dotcom did. He also cheated at Quake 2!

via Venture Beat

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1 Comment on MediaFire Ain’t Worried About No Government Intervention

Mozer

On January 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

I know for a fact that Megavideo/Upload took down pirated files when they were found though probably not as strictly as other sites. The FBI had no legal grounds to arrest Kim and his associates as far as I’m concerned. I am happy to hear that Mediafire isn’t going to let the government intimidate them however.

Down with tyranny!