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Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

Megaupload Data Recovery

Notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered last year as part of a multinational sting that did nothing to curtail illegal file-sharing and everything to place Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom in the limelight. While the flamboyant founder has vowed that the service will return in one form or another, federal prosecutors say that regardless of what new services pop up, users will almost certainly never get their Megaupload files back. Are the Feds right? Unfortunately, the Electronic Frontier Foundation seems to think so. “It’s almost an insurmountable hurdle for any individual or small business,” EFF attorney Julie Samuels told Wired in an interview. While Megaupload was indeed a massive hub for illegal file-sharing, a number of individuals and small businesses used the service to store data legally.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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