US Judge Considers Return of MegaUpload Users’ DataAdded: Thursday, November 12th, 2015
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The chances are that after 4 years MegaUpload users may get their lost files back. The US judge has asked several stakeholders to chime in on the possible return of the MegaUpload servers that also contain evidence for MegaUpload founder’s defense.
Almost 4 years have passed since the cyberlocker’s servers were raided by the American authorities, and since then almost no progress has been made in the case, with Kim Dotcom and his colleagues awaiting the result of their extradition hearing in their home country.
At the same time, over 1,000 MegaUpload servers have been stored in Virginia, some of them containing crucial evidence along with valuable files uploaded by users. However, a few months ago, the company that acquired the hosting company that stores the servers asked the court a permission to destroy the data, because storage costs it thousands of dollars per month. A former MegaUpload user who wanted to preserve the data did not like this move. MegaUpload wasn’t much happy either, because Kim Dotcom didn’t want any of the evidence to be destroyed. In response, the American government pulled back and denied any responsibility for the servers, claiming that they already copied all the crucial evidence.
Now the US judge has to decide how to move forward with this case. He sent off a set of questions to the stakeholders in the case – MegaUpload, the US government and the MPAA, asking them about the logistics and financial implications of a possible return of the data, along with the concerns and problems that may arise. The experts pointed out that the questions suggested that the servers could be opened up soon, which can be good news for users still hoping to retrieve their files.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
|If they done with em they should be returned to owners unless they were subject to forfeit. And if that were the case they would be auctioned off. So who is responsible? That is the question.||
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