MegaUpload Users Unhappy About Lost Files, Plan to Sue FBICategory: Internet
Posted: January 26, 2012 04:22PM
One week ago today, the file sharing site MegaUpload was shut down and several high ranking employees were arrested. It was taken down due to accusations of copyright infringement, but there were plenty of users that used the service for perfectly legal and legitimate purposes. These users seem to have gotten the short end of the stick in this, and they aren't happy about it. Pirate Parties around the world have begun to assemble lists of people who have had access to their data taken away from them by the FBI, and they then plan to sue. The groups involved hope that this action will help out those that have used the service for legitimate purposes as the takedown of the site may have helped copyright holders. “This initiative is a starting point for legitimate internet users to help defend themselves from the legal abuses promoted by those wishing to aggressively lock away cultural materials for their own financial gain.” Anyone interested in joining the movement can do so here.