In the wake of the January shutdown of Megaupload, many of the site’s legitimate users complained that their personal files had been lost. Among these users are many people in the U.S. military who used the site to share pictures and videos with family. TorrentFreak learned that least 15,634 soldiers had accounts at Megaupload, between them sharing hundreds of thousands of files. One of the users, entrepreneur Kyle Goodwin, asked the court to return his files. As part of this request his attorneys filed a motion to unseal the Megaupload search warrants so they can see on what grounds the data was taken. This week Judge O’Grady granted the request and ordered the release of the warrants and their applications, albeit redacted.
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Megaupload Search Warrant Requests Ignored Massive Non-Infringing Use