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US rebuffed in effort to get copies of Canadian Megaupload servers

January 23, 2013

When Ohio videographer Kyle Goodwin, who used Megaupload as a backup service, requested the return of files on the servers, the government responded by examining Goodwin's files. It found he had uploaded "music files with MD5 values that matched the hash values of pirated versions of popular music."

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie Samuels argued that demonstrates "that if users try to get their property back, the government won't hesitate to comb through it to try to find an argument to use against them."

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