MegaUpload Subscribers Allayed by EFF, Carpathia
After taking a brave stance disavowing the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) claim, Carpathia Hosting Inc. teamed up with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to help MegaUpload’s legitimate users and subscribers reclaim their files. Carpathia created MegaRetrieval.com to give users a chance to take back their legitimate data and files from DoJ-shuttered MegaUpload.com.
EFF offered its help to US-based subscribers with legal avenues on recovering their files. Subscribers will have to get in touch with EFF (Megauploadmissing@eff.org) and provide their contact information to start the process.
EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit organization focused on tackling cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights.
Carpathia is one of two host server providers for MegaUpload and MegaVideo. The US DoJ sent a letter to MegaUpload lawyer Ira Rothken saying the host servers (Carpathia and Cogent Communications) might delete all the MegaUpload and MegaVideo data by 2 February. Carpathia issued a statement denying they had access to MegaUpload files and immediately went to work on helping hapless subscribers find an answer.
Rothken delivered more good news for subscribers:
Carpathia and Cogent agreed to preserve consumer data for additional time of at least two weeks so Megaupload can work with US on proposal.
It is refreshing to see big companies buck the trend and help beleaguered users instead of leaving them out in the cold.