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MegaUpload blocked by U.S, data could be erased soon



All the data from MegaUpload website could be removed as early as this Thursday, a report says–a disturbing prospect for those who might have used the recently shut down cyberlocker for the purposes conforming to the law’s  such as backing up business files.

The Associated Press reports that in a letter filed last week in the MegaUpload piracy case, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications companies MegaUpload hired to store data–may begin removing that data come Thursday.

MegaUpload’s assets have been seized by the U.S government, and its bank accounts have been frozen, The US government said law enforcement officials had copied some data from servers but hadn’t physically taken the servers, and that now that the original search warrants have been executed, the remaining data cannot be legally accessed.

In what some have called one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the U.S., MegaUpload was yanked offline January 19 and its founder and several of his associates were arrested and charged with crimes related to online piracy.

Many millions of peoples worldwide used MegaUplaod’s cyberlocker service to store and access unauthorized copies of TV shows, feature films, songs, porn, and software.

MegaUpload  told the AP that at least 50 million Megaupload users have data that could be removed, and that the company is working with prosecutors to try to prevent the data

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