Copyright law is outmoded and unfair. Why doesn’t the federal government fix the copyright laws instead of kowtowing to the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America? Could it be because government is financially indebted to the old guard segment of the entertainment industry (as well as to the banking system) and doesn’t want to provoke its masters.
Putting it into perspective: Megaupload had 25 petabytes of data residing on more than 1,000 servers. One petabyte of data, according to Gizmodo, equals 13.3 years of high definition television content. If our math is correct, that’s 332.5 years worth of HDTV content stored on Megaupload’s servers.