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MegaUpload data deleted by the end of the week

1 February 2012 | Category: Online

Data uploaded by users of the controversial file sharing service could be deleted as soon as Thursday.

Megaupload's lawyer Ira Rothken said that data could be deleted by hosting companies Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications Group both of whom haven't been paid since the companies funds were seized by US authorities two weeks ago.

Mr Rothken did however state that despite the looming deadline, a deal could still be done to save the data although he didn't give any other details on his reasoning.

The website was shutdown on the 19th January, after was believed that the website held data in infringement of copyright valued at $500 million. The US are currently trying to extradite website founder Kim Schmitz from New Zealand to the US to face charges.

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