Talks in the US over what to do with the 28 petabytes of
frozen Megaupload data will begin this Thursday.
Carpathia Hosting is preserving the data after the
file-sharing website Megaupload was shut down by US
authorities in January following a raid by New Zealand
authorities on the mansion of website founder Kim Dotcom and
It has been costing Carpathia $US9000 a day to hold the data,
and last month it sought permission from the court to either
delete the data or get those interested in the data to pay
for its upkeep.
The Motion Picture Association has also filed a letter to the
US courts saying it wanted the data protected because it
planned to sue Megaupload and those who have contributed to
copyright infringement, and needed the data to do so.
On April 13 a judge ordered Megaupload and US government
lawyers to mediate.
PC World today reported negotiation talks would begin
on Thursday (US time).