Carpathia Demands: Pay Megaupload Data Or We Delete It

March 23rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm

There is more about the Megaupload shutdown than breaking the hearts of millions who seek hassle-free (albeit illegal) media viewing. Carpathia Hosting, which hosts Megaupload’s frozen data, is left holding the bag as it has no one to charge its $9,000-a-day bill. And now the unpaid bills are beginning to pile up and Carpathia takes a drastic action to get their money.

In an emergency motion filed with the U.S. Federal Court in Virginia, Carpathia asks the court to either pay them for retaining the data, take the data from them, or delete them altogether after allowing users to reclaim their precious files. The hosting service could not perform any action on its own, saying it might “risk a claim by a party with an interest in the data,” like the Motion Picture Association of America.

The motion will likely be settled in a court hearing next month.

Source: Huffington Post, via Engadget


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