January 30, 2012
Federal prosecutors say that two companies hosting Megaupload’s servers in the U.S. could begin deleting all user content on them as early as Thursday.
But one of the companies today denied it had access to any data on Megaupload’s servers and said it has no mechanism for returning data to Megaupload’s users.
The operators of Megaupload have been charged with operating a massive online piracy operation that netted them close to $175 million in revenues and caused more than $500 million in damages to legitimate copyright holders.
Megaupload.com, which was among the top 100 Internet sites when it was busted earlier this month by federal authorities, is alleged to have been used to illegally store and share movies, television programs, music and other copyrighted content.
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