With the support of host Carpathia Hosting, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched the MegaRetrieval initiative to get legal files back from MegaUpload.
Carpathia Hosting recently stated that they had no access to MegaUpload user’s data. This hasn’t prevented the host from providing their support to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s MegaRetrieval initiative.
The American organisation that defends user’s digital rights is now looking to assist MegaUpload’s users who risk losing their information following the sites closure.
With a delay of two weeks having been granted, users who uploaded their information to MegaUpload may now have a chance of getting their information back. The site was risked with being erased following their bank accounts being frozen so that their hosts could no longer be paid, although this means that legal users are affected.
The EFF states that they are "troubled" by the fact that a large number of "legitimate MegaUpload users" have had their data confiscated without warning and without the US government offering them a solution.
The MegaRetrieval initiative concerns users in the United States with the aim being to provide them with legal assistance to try and get their files back. Everything will depend on the feedback received. The EFF has also not ruled out another solution which may not involve US courts.