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by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
copyright, impact, infringement, whac a mole

Companies:
megaupload



Evidence Shows That Megaupload Shutdown Had No Real Impact On Infringement

from the look,-a-mole!-wac!-wac! dept

The first big analysis of what happened to file sharing via cyberlockers following the shutdown of Megaupload shows that there was no slowdown in file sharing -- it's just that the traffic moved elsewhere. The analysis, by Deepfield Networks, concludes that there was no significant drop off in file sharing in the US... but that it has become "staggeringly less efficient" from a network standpoint, because much of it moved to offshore locations over "expensive transatlantic links." This isn't a huge surprise. We've been pointing out for ages, that you can shut down as many sites as you can, and new options will always pop up. Shutting down sites has never worked, but for whatever reason, ICE and the MPAA/RIAA never seem to learn from their past mistakes.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 10 Feb 2012 @ 4:50am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Had No Real Impact On Infringement

    yes, I know, and you dont think that is a MASSIVE problem ?

    That is why you are where you are HAHAHA, you actually BELIEVE "THE masnick"..

    What is REALLY FUNNY about that is 'You actually BELIEVE Masnick' LOL

    It's so easy, right !!! no reason to EVER think for yourself, or use your own sense of morals, or logic, or reason..

    No screw that, that requires work right, why work when you have the master programmer 'the masnick' telling you what to think, how to feel, how to act, and what to say !!!

    You can just shut down, and continue to dribble, got a problem ?? what does 'the masnick' say you should think !!.

    Ahh thats better, you nealy had to form a thought !!!!

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