Megaupload – one big cash cow

By on March 24, 2012
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Hosting clocks in at over $9,000 a day for user data.

Hosted files on Megaupload before it was shut down?

Well prepare to have that data go down the virtual toilet very soon. Carpathia Hosting who currently serve 25 petabytes(!!!) of Megaupload user data are facing daily costs of up to $9,000 and need someone to fork out the money asap, as reported by the AP.

The user data was previously frozen when owner Kim Dotcom was taken into custody, but the costs of maintaining this data has proved too much for the poor hosting company to bear. They have now asked for a hearing to decide the fate of the data – either someone coughs up the cash or it’s all going to be deleted.

Seeing as this data is extremely valuable in the court cast against Dotcom, the Motion Picture Association of America has demanded that Carpathia continue to host the information until it has decided which parts of it to introduce into the case against Dotcom.

All parties are currently under negotiations on how to proceed with the case against Dotcom, so until then it looks like Carpathia are just a little short of cashing a big fat paycheck.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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