Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 21:46 UTC
Internet &amp; Networking "The Electronic Frontier Foundation, supported by Carpathia Hosting, today announced its plans to assess the scope of the issue facing Megaupload users who are at risk of losing their data. Carpathia has created this website to assist users in contacting EFF. EFF will review the factual situations shared by users and, if possible, try to resolve their issues." I <3 EFF. Seriously. These guys are universally fighting the good fight.
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What about due process and forfeiture
by rhavyn on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:23 UTC
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Wait, how is this possible? I'm positive I read that the US government illegally seized all that data using forfeiture laws denying innocent users their due process. Where could I have read that? Oh wait, it was here: http://www.osnews.com/story/25557/Megaupload_Users_Could_Lose_Data_...

Maybe a correction on the original article pointing out that the US didn't seize anything, they executed a warrant that was sworn out by a judge (thus providing due process) and that once the relevant data was retrieved the servers and data remained in the possession of the datacenter they were leased from (thus excluding any forfeiture like activity from taking place)?

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