Carpathia Hosting – the Virginia based company that has leased servers to the Megauplad today in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) has started a new website, megaretrieval.com, to collect the stories of legitimate users who want access to their current-inaccessible files stored with accused Megaupload.
“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 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, www.MegaRetrieval.com to assist users in contacting EFF. EFF will review the factual situations shared by users and, if possible, try to resolve their issues,” note on the site’s homepage.
“Carpathia does not have access to any data for Megaupload customers,” wrote Brian Winter of Carpathia. “We have no immediate plans to reprovision some or all of the Megaupload servers. This means that there is no imminent data loss for Megaupload customers. If this situation changes, we will post a notice at least 7 days in advance of reprovisioning any Megaupload servers at www.Carpathia.com and www.MegaRetrieval.com.”
Julie Samuels of EFF says that her organization is “troubled that so many lawful users of Megaupload.com had their property taken from them without warning and that the government has taken no steps to help them. We think it’s important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward.”
The content sharing site Megaupload which was down by feds earlier this month by feds on the account of copyright infringement – the site’s founder Kim Dotcom and six others are accused of making $175 and causing $500 million in copyright infringement.