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« on: September 10, 2014, 10:48:50 AM »
http://www.neowin.net/news/another-victory-for-kim-dotcom-hes-getting-all-megaupload-data-back

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Police have been ordered to release all clones of computer and electronic devices taken in the initial 2012 raid. While a wording of “as soon as reasonably practicable” is all the timescale Dotcom has to go on, there’s one factor that is being continually overlooked; the users (legitimate, nothing to hide users) who lost data might actually be able to reclaim what was once, and is still theirs.

Going back to Dotcom - who could still be extradited on piracy charges - he will get all clones back unencrypted, with the Court of Appeal stating that only two nominated and named New Zealand police officers will be provided any/all encryption codes, adding that they:

…maintain the confidentiality of any and all encryption codes provided to me; will not transmit the encryption codes electronically; and will not disclose the encryption codes to any other person or any other party, and in particular to any representative of the Government of the United States of America.

No small victory in this case, which at the moment could swing either way depending on what side of the bed solicitors and judges get out of on the day. But let’s just remember, this isn’t just a victory for Dotcom and van der Kolk, but a victory for the users who used Megaupload’s service and had their data taken without any reasonable distinction between what was legally there and what was not.

Source: The New Zealand Herald
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Re: kim-dotcom-hes-getting-all-megaupload-data-back
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
That is great news
Hope he wins the case :)

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Re: kim-dotcom-hes-getting-all-megaupload-data-back
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 02:14:02 PM »
good news but if the data are still there, the links are dead for ever

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Re: kim-dotcom-hes-getting-all-megaupload-data-back
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 12:57:41 AM »
good news but if the data are still there, the links are dead for ever

Not sure that's correct ... it depends on how he stored the data and the links... if the links were stored with the data, then they should be there as well...

And of course it depends on whether Dotcom is interested in bringing back the "dead", or simply to erase all and reuse the servers....