[LINK] Megaupload data may go bye-bye

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 15:24:44 AEDT 2012

On 3 February 2012 15:12, Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au> wrote:

> Prosecutors have no business removing material from Megaupload's servers
> where the material's copyright lives with the uploader. The owner of the material
> can probably take legal action against such a move. The fact that there may be
> infringing material on the same server is irrelevant.

I gather the problem is not actual removal, but that the megaupload
company funds are frozen, so they cannot pay their hosting suppliers,
who will cut them off - and presumably delete the files.
My understanding is that law enforcement has copied all the evidence
they require, and have no further interest in retaining the data.
Whether they would allow the ultimate hosting providers to turn the
servers back on to allow legit users to get their files is another

Michael Skeggs

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