Federal judge tells MPAA, U.S. government and numerous other parties to continue looking for a solution that all can agree on about what should be done with MegaUpload’s servers.
O’Grady told the parties that unless they wanted to hire their own “special master” to help mediate the talks, then he would send them to a magistrate judge known for his abilities to “bring people together” and hash out agreements.
If you’re rooting for MegaUpload or if you’re one of the people who stored content on the service, then there’s some more good news. O’Grady said he was “sympathetic” with Carpathia’s financial plight and he also seemed dismissive of the government’s argument that Carpathia shouldn’t be allowed to return the information back to MegaUpload.
It wasn’t a big victory but my read of the tea leaves was that the judge is reluctant to make any ruling now that would result in the destruction of the data.
The government’s lawyers told the judge that the company was no babe in the woods. They said that the company generated $35 million from working with MegaUpload and suggested that Carpathia may bare some of the responsibility for the copyright infringement that allegedly occurred at MegaUpload. They told the judge there’s a chance that Carpathia will face a civil suit.
Internet Lawyer David Snead Comments On MegaUpload & Carpathia / Leaseweb Revenue Stats. New “Single Digit” Claim Highly Unlikely