MegaUpload User Sues to Get Back His FilesAdded: Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.cc, 2015
It’s been years that millions of users lost access to their personal files when MegaUpload was raided, and today their data is still stashed away in a Virginia warehouse. The owner of the servers used to store the files wants to get rid of them, so one of the MegaUpload users has asked the court if he can have his data back before it is erased forever.
More than three years ago Kim Dotcom’s mansion and MegaUpload’s servers were raided by the American government, and former users still have no idea whether they will be allowed to retrieve their files one day. However, soon after the raids one of the MegaUpload users, a sports reporter who used the service to store work-related files, took legal steps to secure his work. He filed at least 6 requests asking the court to find a way to return his files. However, almost four years passes without any success on this issue. The Unites States hasn’t been very helpful in the matter as the country previously suggested that disadvantaged users shouldn’t bother the government with complaints.
The recent news revealed that the company that owns the servers where the seized files are stored wants to wipe them, because it has to spend $5,760 per month to store the data that is not used for investigation. The company can be understood, because it is not even a party to the investigation and doesn’t care about the solution. Now the former MegaUpload user is asking the court once again to come up with a solution so he and other users could retrieve their seized files. He stressed to the court that it was very important to come up with a solution, because none of the involved parties can or wants to take responsibility. The situation is the following: the company that owns the servers with data says it does not have any interest in the data and can’t access it; the US government claimed it had released control over the servers and the data on them; and finally, MegaUpload says it can’t afford to turn the servers back on and allow customers to retrieve their data because the US government seized its money.
Technically, the data can be returned to users by being mirrored and hosted elsewhere. However, in this case someone has to pick up the bill. Up to date, negotiations on the problem haven’t resulted in a workable solution.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
|Sounds like a mess.|
|This is very bad||
Most Popular Stories