Megaupload user data may be deleted this week

Site accused of massive copyright infringement

Federal prosecutors says user data on the website Megaupload may be deleted from the site this week.

The drama dates back to Jan. 19 when the Department of Justice indicted Megaupload, a data-storage website based in Hong Kong, on copyright infringement charges. At the time, federal officials arrested the site’s seven owners, claiming in a statement they were running an “international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy of numerous types of copyrighted works.”


Cathleen Flahardy

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