About 9 months back Megaupload servers were raided by the US Gov forcing them to go offline leaving users with no option but to wait for a decision regarding the fate of their data. Megaupload representatives have been trying to negotiate with the department of justice to let users have temporary access of some sorts thus allowing them to download their data. But this hasn’t worked out this far and with the latest round failing, there seems to be no end to the dark tunnel.
Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken told TorrentFreak, “They favor the Hollywood Oligopoly over innocent consumers who lost access to their data”.
EFF has been helping out sports reporter Kyle Goodwin in his motion asking court for a workable solution through which users get a chance to download their files. Judge Liam O’Grady asked both the parties to go for negotiations rather than giving out a decision in this matter. Negotiations failed then and they have failed again.
EFF attorney Julie Samuels said, “Negotiations went nowhere, which is why we went back to ask the judge again for the return of user data”.