Megaupload’s 25 petabytes too much for Carpathia

The company hosting Megaupload’s data wants either financial assistance or the right to delete the file sharing site’s data

By - March 23, 2012
Megaupload logo

Megaupload hasn’t been able to pay for its hosting fees since it was taken down in January this year.

Now the company hosting the data is feeling the financial strain and wants either financial assistance from the government, or the right to delete the data.

Hosting company Carpathia has 1,103 servers with nearly 25 petabytes of Megaupload data on them.

These servers cost around $9,000 per day to maintain, which is proving to be a financial burden on the company who has not been paid since Megaupload’s assets were frozen.

Carpathia argues that if the data needs to be preserved, the costs should be paid for by the U.S. government, Megaupload, or parties with an interest in keeping the data stored such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

In light of these arguments, the company has filed a request with a Virginia federal court asking for relief from the financial burden of continuing to maintain the servers, or the ability to delete the data and reuse the servers without threat of legal action against them.

Read the full story at: Ars Technica.

Share your thoughts

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you think the SABC should be sold?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Here is who qualifies for Telkom’s free ADSL-to-FTTH trial

Telkom fibre

Telkom has provided details on which ADSL subscribers qualify for its new fibre trial, which includes two months’ free access to a 20Mbps fibre product.

We are not criminals: Vodacom

Vodacom MTN alleged agreement

Vodacom and MTN have denied any wrongdoing in the music royalties row, where artists are accusing the mobile operators of violating copyright laws.

How private institutions replaced poor government services in South Africa

South African Post Office SAPO

New Post Office CEO Mark Barnes is upbeat about the prospects of the company, despite facing stiff competition from the private sector.

Kids are saying goodbye to Facebook and Twitter

Facebook video calling

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
x