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March 23, 2012
Feds Deciding What To Do With Megaupload Data
By Sean Patterson
arpathia Hosting, the hosting solutions company that was used to store the data on the former file-sharing site Megaupload, made a statement this week indicating it has been unable to figure out what to do with the Megaupload data on its servers, and is seeking a federal ruling on the matter. The data has been kept in a legal and financial limbo since the site was shut down by authorities in January. Carpathia is still bearing the cost of hosting the data on its servers, yet is unsure of the legal ramifications of deleting it.

To resolve this dilemma, the company has filed a motion in federal court. In the statement, Chief Marketing Officer of Carpathia Hosting Brian Winter said:

"While Carpathia has never had access to the data on Megaupload servers and has had no mechanism for returning that data to Megaupload users, we have been attempting over many weeks to resolve this matter to the satisfaction...

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