A hearing is scheduled for Friday at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., where EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels will argue that Megaupload's customers deserve a court-approved procedure to retrieve property before it's permanently deleted and inaccessible.
"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. We think it's important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward," said Samuels on the Megaretrieval site.As SF Weekly readers recall, the site was notorious for distributing pirated content, including movies, games, and software. A user-friendly platform allowed faster file uploading without signing up for an account. File uploads as large as 2 GB and storing a maximum of 2,000 GB of data were given to users -- for free. However, as part of a copyright infringement investigation in January, the feds shut down Megaupload.
Users wanting to get their hands on their inaccessible data from Megaupload can contact EFF at firstname.lastname@example.org.