Almost eight months after the file sharing Internet service MegaUpload was shut down, users can start hoping they can still access their private date. Why, a Virginia court judge recently agreed to a hearing but no date has been set yet.
Access to the website was blocked last January by the US authorities. According to the court, music and movies – most of which are copyrighted are saved at MegaUpload. Founder Mr Dotcom’s property was searched and he was arrested for money laundering and piracy charges but was released after four weeks.
Business-owner Kyle Goodwin who used Megaupload to store his files asked the court to set a procedure so he and others could access Megaupload to get their files. Looks like there’s a silver lining as a hearing set by the US court will be held soon.
It may be taking so long but at least now, Kyle Goodwin and other paid subscribers of MegaUpload can start hoping and praying for more good news.
Some good news for Kyle Goodwin and Megaupload users: the Court stated today that it will hold a hearing to find out the details about Mr. Goodwin’s property – where it is, what happened when the government denied him access to it, and whether and how he can get it back. The Court has asked Mr. Goodwin and the government to each propose a format for the hearing, which remains unscheduled at this point.
Today’s news is one more step toward getting innocent users their rightful property back – something that is long overdue. We are glad that Mr. Goodwin will finally get to make his case in court and we look forward to helping the judge fashion a procedure to make all of Megaupload’s consumers whole again by granting them access to what is legally theirs.