Yesterday the news broke that personal files of MegaUpload’s users are at risk. Late Friday MegaUpload received a letter from the US Attorney stating the data of users could be deleted coming Thursday.
While MegaUpload’s legal team is negotiating with the US authorities find a solution, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched a campaign to assess the scope of the issue.
A few minutes ago the MegaRetrieval website went live. On the site MegaUpload users can contact the EFF for legal help to retrieve their personal files.
“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,” says Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney at EFF.
“We think it’s important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward,” she added.
The project is supported by Carpathia Hosting, one of the hosting providers that was rumored by the US Attorney to delete MegaUpload date coming Thursday.
“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,” says Brian Winter, Chief Marketing Officer of Carpathia Hosting.
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