Jumat, 14 September 2012

Megaupload R.I.P

New Zealand High Court invited the Government of the United States (U.S.) and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to retrieve data file sharing site Megaupload, as evidence to be presented in court.

The FBI will copy the data belonging to Megaupload users of 150 terabytes, including 10 million e-mails.

The judge handling the case, Helen Winkelmann, given three weeks to the FBI for copying data. However, U.S. government lawyers asked for a much longer time. They claim to be able to just copy the data is 29 terabytes within 10 days.

As is known, the site Megaupload has been shut down by the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI in January 2012 because of online piracy. Megaupload FBI seized server which is quite a lot, and the personal computer of the founder, Kim Dotcom.

Kim, too, was arrested on charges of violation of intellectual property laws.

Kim and three of his men are still awaiting trial in August, which determines whether they will be extradited to America to face charges of piracy online.

Megaupload is accused of causing a loss of 500 million U.S. dollars. The site has more than 150 million registered users and 50 million visitors per day

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