Cloud storage / file sharing service Mega went public in New Zealand earlier this year. The service was founded by Kim Dotcom. He resigned from his position as Director last year, but his wife owns 26.5 percent of the company (as of March 2014).
Now, Mega’s Chief Compliance Officer Stephan Hall tells TorrentFreak that Mega received an incorrect takedown notice from the IFPI. This normally wouldn’t receive any attention… except this time, the takedown notice targeted Kim Dotcom’s album Good Times.
The album is available for streaming on Kim Dotcom’s Baboom, or via (legitimate) free download on Mega.
The IFPI’s takedown notice allegedly said the album might have infringed upon “David Bisbal, Ariana Grande, Eminem, Alejandro Sanz, VA, U2, Cesar Menotti E Fabiano, Cartel De Santa, Craig David, Green Day, Duncan Dhu, Playa Limbo, Ricardo Aronja“.
Mega also says they received a separate notice on August 18th, claiming that Good Times infringed on Kimbra’s The Golden Echo.
“This is an indication that someone at the IFPI is not doing their homework and that their takedown notices in general cannot be trusted”
As a result of the recent takedown notice, the album was removed from Mega for about a day. TorrentFreak contacted Kim Dotcom, who had the album put back up.
I’ve contacted the IFPI for comment, and will update when/if they respond.
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