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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MegaUpload Launched Lawsuit against Hong Kong

MegaUpload Launched Lawsuit against Hong Kong

MegaUpload Launched Lawsuit against Hong Kong

Added: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
MegaUpload sues the Hong Kong government in a bid to unfreeze its assets, which are inaccessible after the country effectively shut down the website. MegaUpload notes that the request of the United States to lock up its funds was illegal. The company still hopes to use its assets to enable users of the service to retrieve their personal files.


It’s been 2 years since MegaUpload was shut down, and the American government still can’t find a way to serve the company registered in Hong Kong. Within the last two years, the Hong Kong government has kept MegaUpload’s money locked up under the order of the United States.

In the meantime, the company keeps trying to unfreeze the funds, and has now filed an application in a Hong Kong court, asking the local Department of Justice to set aside the restraint order. MegaUpload claims it should no longer be held hostage based on an order issued after an allegedly illegal request by the American government. The restraint order in question has actually taken the company offline by freezing all its bank accounts and other funds.

Two years passed, but the US Department of Justice has yet to serve the company or initiate substantive criminal proceedings against it, points out MegaUpload. The web service admitted being trapped in a state of criminal limbo. During more than two years, the restraint order has prevented the company from conducting business or paying bandwidth costs to return data to its users. The company is trying to say that both its users and it have been severely prejudiced by the US government’s conduct.

The restraint order is believed to be issued illegally at least because the American government simply failed to disclose how MegaUpload would be served. Their inability to prosecute the company over this long period of time can be grounds to discharge the injunction independent from the US’ nondisclosure.

As a result, the High Court of Hong Kong ordered the local Department of Justice to respond to the company’s allegation, and the response will be announced in June. Soon after that the court is expected to decide on the issue.

Attorneys admit that if the defunct service wins the case, the door will be open for a multi-billion dollar civil claim. It is known that MegaUpload used to be valued at 2bn dollars and was going to get listed on the US stock market before the shutdown.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-04-24 16:15:48)
gsmith503 avatarWow. I really hope MegaUpload wins their case. It would be nice to get my files back and have the site back online.

posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2014-04-25 01:40:25)
Ghostface009 avatari hear what your saying . i lost all my files there as will .
personal files and my family tax history.
this been going on now 4 so long it might now
never end . they will just tie them up in court
4 years just watch and see lol.

posted by Trusted Uploadermen (2014-04-25 06:29:17)
Jooge avatar@Ghostface099 - Why in the world would you ever store sensitive files like tax info on a filehost???? You need to buy an external HD pronto.

posted by Kitty (2014-04-25 21:52:46)
redbull99 avatar@3 yeah which makes me think he is most likely a liar..

posted by Turtle (2014-04-27 02:19:07)
bigcow2k avatar@4 hmmm... definitely a liar..

posted by ET junkieKitty (2014-05-02 03:28:47)
Selsley avatarits time america minded their own business, who are they to tell a company that isnt american what to do, wtf has it got to do with those fascists what any other country in the world is doing
i didnt know megaupload owned oil fields defended with weapons of mass destruction.

posted by men (2014-05-05 17:41:24)
hellraiser98 avatarBring back megaupload!

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