DotCom's Mega removing legitimate files

The newly launched Mega, founded by MegaUpload's Kim DotCom, is taking down legal files, but the problem appears to lie with a third-party search engine.

Thousands of legitimate files are being blocked and removed from users' Mega accounts, even when the file is legal for sharing, according to a report.

TorrentFreak tested the situation, uploading a number of files free for sharing, including, amusingly, a video explaining fair use and a copy of Mega founder Kim DotCom's own music single. All were removed within minutes, with TorrentFreak receiving e-mails from Mega explaining that a take-down notice had been issued on the files.

The problem is that Kim DotCom recently took to Twitter to claim that Mega was receiving only 50 copyright take-down notices a day, which doesn't explain the number of files being removed.

Read more of "Kim Dotcom's Mega removing legitimate files" at CNET Australia.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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