Megaupload Users Data Safe For Two More Weeks
The Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF is looking to help the Megaupload users data files. Since the US FBI shut down the web site earlier the month visitors to it pages have been disappointed and unable to access legitimate data. The innocent users were ignored when the website was shutdown. The EFF along with hosting firm Carpathia have created a web site that asks legitimate users in US to come forward with information about their accounts. They promise that they will do their best to reunite them with their data, but add that they are only in the early stage of investigation, so who knows how it might turn out. They have decided to preserve the data for another two weeks while the deal is brokered with the DOJ for its release. For more details read the press release
Here is the Press Release
Carpathia Hosting to Assist Electronic Frontier Foundation
Website to Help Connect End-Users with EFF to Assess Options
Dulles, Va. January 31, 2012 The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), supported by Carpathia Hosting, today
announced its plans to assess the scope of the issue facing Megaupload users who are at risk of losing their data.
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 its
important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward.
Carpathia Hosting has created the website www.MegaRetrieval.com to help lawful users in the United States work
with EFF to investigate their options for retrieving their legitimate, non-infringing files from Megaupload.
Although Carpathia does not have, and has never had, access to the content on Megauploads servers, the hosting
provider wants to assist lawful users of the Megaupload service by promoting EFF and its non-profit legal services.
Carpathia hopes the creation of www.MegaRetrieval.com will help drive awareness that Megaupload customers can
seek legal assistance to retrieve their data.
Carpathia does not have access to any data for Megaupload customers. We support the EFF and their efforts to help
those users that stored legitimate, non-infringing files with Megaupload retrieve their data, said Brian Winter, Chief
Marketing Officer of Carpathia Hosting.
For more information on how Megaupload customers can contact the EFF and request legal help to retrieve their data,
please visit www.MegaRetrieval.com.
About Carpathia Hosting, Inc.
Carpathia Hosting is a leading provider of managed hosting services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure
and management for some of the worlds most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. Founded in
2003, Carpathia is a growing, profitable business run by a seasoned management team with deep experience in delivering
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com for more information.
About the Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading organization protecting civil liberties in the digital world. Founded
in 1990, we defend free speech online, fight illegal surveillance, promote the rights of digital innovators, and work to
ensure that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are enhanced, rather than eroded, as our use of technology grows. EFF
is a member-supported organization. Find out more at https://www.eff.org.