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Saturday October 19, 2013

Megaupload Takedown Killed 10M Innocent Files

A study sponsored by Northeastern University has found that the takedown of the file hosting/sharing service not only destroyed copyright infringing files, but approximately 10 Million legitimate files were also deleted in the process.

Copyright-infringing files are duplicates by their very nature, but non-infringing files are far more like to have been unique, meaning their deletion was a real, actual loss.