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What MegaUpload’s Demise Teaches about Cloud Storage

By Ian Paul, PCWorld

MegaUpload users are crying foul after their personal files, not necessarily copyright-infringing material, stored with the file-sharing service was seized on Thursdayalong with a trove of illegally distributed copyrighted works.Some of those users took to Twitter complaining about the loss of their files, as first reported by TorrentFreak. “I had files up there…gone forever..and they were personal recordings! No copyright infringement!” said Twitter user J. Amir. Another user complained that her work files were now gone, and others used more colorful language to describe their predicament. Continue reading What MegaUpload’s Demise Teaches about Cloud Storage
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SOPA and PIPA: Just The Facts, make your own judgement

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) have been making headlines, but what are they, exactly? Here are the facts.

The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act are getting more negative attention, as major websites such as Wikipedia plan to protest the bills with blackouts on Wednesday. Even Google will join the action, with a link on its homepage explaining why the company opposes the legislation.

But what are SOPA and PIPA, exactly, and why are tech luminaries lambasting legislation aimed at stamping out copyright infringement? Read on for a full explanation. Continue reading SOPA and PIPA: Just The Facts, make your own judgement