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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > MegaUpload’s Lawsuits Put on Hold

MegaUpload’s Lawsuits Put on Hold

MegaUpload’s Lawsuits Put on Hold

Added: Sunday, November 27th, 2016
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
Tags:ISP, Download, BitTorrent, MPAA, RIAA, copyright-infringement, file-sharing, Torrenting
A US federal court has granted MegaUpload's request to place the cases filed by the MPAA and the RIAA on hold until April 2017, while the criminal case remains pending. The MPAA and the RIAA didn’t oppose the motion. At the same time, the company is trying to make sure that critical evidence on decaying hard drives is preserved.


One of the largest cyberlockers was shutdown almost 5 years ago, and since then there has been little progress on the legal front. A year ago, a NZ court ruled that the site’s founder Kim Dotcom and his colleagues could be extradited to the US to face criminal charges, but this ruling was appealed. Meanwhile, the criminal case in the US remains pending, as well as the civil cases launched by the MPAA and the RIAA 2 years ago. MegaUpload’s legal team feared that they might influence the criminal proceedings, and therefore did their best to put these civil actions on hold. Now another extension was granted.

The downside of this delay for MegaUpload is that the evidence remains at risk of being destroyed, since data is stored on hard drives that are not in the best shape. For example, a few months ago 16 of them have actually become unreadable, which is a grave concern since they contain crucial information. The problem hasn’t been addressed yet, but MegaUpload says that some progress has been made: a preservation order regarding the data is being negotiated, and the company anticipates reaching an agreement and presenting a preservation order to the Court for entry.

The judge agreed with this request and noted that if the negotiations fail, any party may seek relief to make sure that the evidence remains intact.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.

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Date:  Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2016-11-27 18:45:51)
n2kmaster avatar16 drives suddenly stop reading? Where the heck are they storing them? In buckets of water? I've been using the same drives for almost 6 years now without issue.

posted by (2016-11-27 19:42:43)
No avatarWell you know the old saying if you dont use it, you lose it, I would say the HD have been sitting unused, as with all things , nothing lasts 4 ever

posted by (2016-11-28 04:31:19)
No avatari hope this site comes back online cause it was nice and theres alot of old downloads that have links to it and it really annoys me

posted by (2016-11-28 15:06:25)
No avatarUm, you probably don't have all your data stored on 4 million Hard Drives

posted by (2016-11-29 21:21:22)
notagurl avatarLaw Law Law whats the punishment of killing childs in syria or raping all over the world. Law protects money noting more...

posted by Blocked (2016-11-30 05:55:04)
No avatarOMG Why are people that cant even preserve some hard drive data be even involved in the talks about online anything. CRIMINAL CHARGES are u serious, Im sorry when Happy Birthday was still claiming 1 million a year in royalties up to last year, it sounds like you got a system that is broken and corrupt. Sorry the moral high horse they think they are riding is dead. Stop making us look like idiots by having the FBI investigate illegal music listening and movie watching. How many Americans are REALLY getting a benefit from that investigation?

Oh and Killing childs in Syria? childs? I hope that is a google translate issue. While you are on google you could look up the answer for what Syria says is the penalty for murder of kids cuz the rest of the country is too worried about the kids religion so we say we no care. If you dont care about the real living kids dont waive your fetus pictures at me on the street though.

Go help some kids that are dying within a 10 mile radius before crying over Syria. Im Syrious.

Or pretend to be a chick online, they will find you to make a friend, they really arent that precious of people, stop asking about my parents, they are more interested in my fake fam than the chistian republican teen I was pretending to be. BTW werent recruiting for ISIS just lusting over a white girl. I tried to get something from them. its wasnt even pg kind of action.

posted by (2016-11-30 13:39:32)
notagurl avatar@ hey butt hole you are at the my top list as retard no 1. Dont talk about issues that you dont have a single fking idea.

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