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Megaupload Lawyer Says User Data Will Be Held For Two Weeks 94

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First time accepted submitter AlistairCharlton writes "Users' data on the seized Megaupload website will be saved for two further weeks, according to the website's lawyer, despite being shut down by US authorities. From the article: 'Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken reportedly told tech blog TorrentFreak.com that users' data would be saved for at least another two weeks, after it was previously thought that the data would be deleted by Thursday, 2 February.'"
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Megaupload Lawyer Says User Data Will Be Held For Two Weeks

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  • Re:From TFA (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 31, 2012 @10:12AM (#38876635)

    The point is it is unusual to have guns in a city in New Zealand.

  • by miller60 (554835) on Tuesday January 31, 2012 @10:38AM (#38876897) Homepage
    The EFF and Carpathia Hosting announced this morning [datacenterknowledge.com] that they're working together to assist users who stored non-infringing files on Megaupload. Users can go to MegaRetrieval.com [megaretrieval.com] to connect with the EFF, which will review the cases and try to help resolve issues through their free legal services.“EFF is troubled that so many lawful users of Megaupload.com had their property taken from them without warning and that the government has taken no steps to help them,” said Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney at EFF. “We think it’s important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward.”
  • They won't win (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 31, 2012 @11:58AM (#38877845)

    Did you not read the indictment? Fake DMCA take down, confessions in emails, creating fake super users to keep files uploaded. Mr Dotcom has previous convictions too. He's going down for a long long long time.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78786408/Mega-Indictment

    Not a hope of them winning. If you have files in Megaupload, go ahead an ask FBI for them. In the indictment, they even had emails from Mega boss telling them to fill Megaupload with youtube content to make it look like they had legitimate files! I mean these guys were such idiots they had a US based email system and like the cliqué bad guys discussed the plot with the victims first.

  • Re:slashdotted (Score:3, Informative)

    by Fned (43219) on Tuesday January 31, 2012 @02:39PM (#38879965) Journal

    Can you show me a single, solitary instance of where badmouthing the president has been treated as a criminal (or civil) offense, in the last 50 years?

    You won't find one, because people bad-mouthing the President don't get arrested and tried. They just get secretly declared to be terrorists and summarily executed. [salon.com]

    ...which is AWESOME. I think it's super-great that our President has this power! GO OBAMA! WOOO! I am totally voting for him in November, I will even film myself voting and post it to Youtube so that there's public proof that I SUPPORT OUR PRESIDENT UNCONDITIONALLY!!!

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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