Monday April 03, 2017

FBI Cannot Examine Megaupload Servers, Canada Appeals Court Rules

And the saga continues. Back in 2012 when more than 1,100 servers were seized in the U.S, an additional 32 servers were targeted in Canada. Ever since then there has been a court battle over who will be able to access those servers. A court of appeals in Ontario has now decided the FBI will not get that access.

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With the servers in the possession of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, during January 2013 the Minister of Justice applied for an order for the servers to be sent to the United States. Megaupload protested on the basis that the servers contain a lot of information irrelevant to the case, but agreed that an independent forensic examiner could examine them before any handover.