Federal prosecutors are proposing a process that would make it essentially impossible for former Megaupload users to recover their data following the government’s seizure of the file-sharing service’s servers and domain names in January as part of its prosecution of a criminal copyright infringement indictment of Megaupload’s employees.

That’s according to Julie Samuels, an Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney representing an Ohio man seeking the return of his high school sports footage.

“It’s almost an insurmountable hurdle for any individual or small business,” Samuels, in a telephone interview Wednesday, said of the government’s position.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wired News

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