The FBI Is Already Getting Sued for Shutting Down MegaUpload

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Well that didn't take long. Pirate Parties International is assembling a list of users who had lost data in MU's shutdown last week as it builds a case for an upcoming lawsuit against the Feds.

The gist of the lawsuit is that users who had been using the file-storage service of legitimate reasons were unfairly denied access to their personal files due to the FBI's actions. "The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended," said Pirates of Catalonia in a press statement.


PPI is currently setting up a complaint submission system and is also looking into whether the FBI's actions potentially violated US law (though you'd figure the FBI would have checked on that first). [Torrent Freak via Maximum PC]