Following your logic, MegaUpload and RapidShare should go down the drain too. They are probably the biggest 2 sites people use for copyrighted material and warez. If a small site like MyBloop were to fall for copyright reasons, why can't these big monsters? They have a bigger share in warez distribution.
The only reason I don't use the mass mirrors is a) they are slow and in case my mom shuts down the internet they'll take anywhere from half an hour to a few hours and b) the sites usually has expiry limits. If after 90 days or so and no one downloads, it's gone.
Rapidshare lost a case a few weeks ago, and they had to change a lot of things.
If a mass mirroring site could upload to 100+ site, I'd use it immediately, since I would never have to manage their revival (I speak about not popular series, since popular series are easy to find).
Today, you can get most of the raws with the links, but in 3 months, what will happen ?
Of course Megaupload and Rapidshare could remove the links, but it's less likely to happen than mybloop.
Also, they have tons of bandwidth, and can easily upgrade their servers, since they have paying members.
MyBloop may have the best policy RIGHT NOW, but I doubt they'll be able to maintain it.
As a new company, they need to attract users, since they probably try to attract investors.
So it's free for all, as long as they need money.
Having a lot of users mean that the investors may want to invest, but when they'll do that, a massive cleaning will happen, since they'll need to have a faithful (and legal) user base.
Note also that the plan may backfire, that is: nobody wants to put money in. So the site will die by itself (remember the first Internet crash ?).
The uploading tools are what they are, that is: mostly shitty.
Mybloop could probably be hosted in your city, that's why you have terrific bandwidth, but it may be super shitty with somebody else a few miles away (or worse: in another country !).
In my case, my upload speed is 60kb/s.
Making several mirrors is impossible for me, so I have to rely on mass mirroring tools.
I upload the file once, and I wait for the mirrors to be available.
I use superuploader, because it's hosted in France, so it's super fast for me (at 60kb/s that is), and another reason is that I can modify the client program (and I'll do it when the next version will be out
We don't care about warez, we do raws. The problem is to keep the links alive, not to upload a movie on a site so that a lot of people grab it before it dies.Posted on: July 04, 2008, 11:26:12 pm
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SITE IS ATTACKED WITH LAWSUITS AND HAS TO SHUT DOWN ?
07/01/2008 - Xirror.com is gone!
Xirror.com, one of the most used metaupload services, is not online anymore. The toFour Gmbh, who owns xirror, wrote that they needed to close the service due to legal reasons. We removed xirror from our list, too.
Here is a list of existing services (mybloop is not listed):http://www.fhlisting.com/list.php?type=1&sort=rating&desc=1