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Codebreaker

EFF joins in fight to retrieve files from Megaupload before they’re deleted

John Moe Feb 1, 2012
Codebreaker

EFF joins in fight to retrieve files from Megaupload before they’re deleted

John Moe Feb 1, 2012


Megaupload has been shut down and its executives rounded up and tossed in the pokey. But there are still servers all around the world jam packed with content. Megaupload has insisted that all the files on its servers are legal and not pirated (good luck with that argument, Megaupload) but people seem to generally agree that SOME of the files on those server are actually legit. So what becomes of them? They were all originally supposed to be zapped out of existence tomorrow but there’s been a two week extension.

Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation has joined in the fight to try to save the files and return them to the original owners. It’s going to be an interesting test case if we see the Megaupload raid approach tried on other file sharing sites.

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