MegaUpload’s legal trouble won’t be over any time soon. The extradition hearing for founder Kim Dotcom and several other MegaUpload employees is not even scheduled until August this year.
In the meantime, users who lost stuff in the raid are left to their devices. Fortunately for them, there are at least talks about enabling them to recover their personal files from the site.
The EFF announced earlier that it would try to find a solution to the problem and asked those affected by the issue to stand up and leave their name.
But it seems the EFF is not the only one concerned, MegaUpload itself is working with authorities to try to enable users to retrieve their data. The company’s lawyers are trying to work out a deal with the US Department of Justice. Of course, whether or not this will yield any type of result remains to be seen, and it probably won’t be any time soon.
Megaupload’s legal team is “negotiating with the Department of Justice to allow all Mega users to retrieve their data,” Dotcom told TorrentFreak. Even if some of those users are from the DOJ itself, he said.
“I hope we will soon have permission to give them and the rest of our users access to their files,” Dotcom says.