Let's face it, MegaUpload was just as much of a popular pirate hangout as The Pirate Bay (TPB), which isn't to say there weren't some upstanding netizens using the service for legitimate purposes, but we all know what really on went over there. Does that mean non-infringing users should suffer for the wrongs of the bunch who ruined MegaUpload for the few? Maybe (better research into where you store your files could have prevented potentially losing them when the feds beat down the virtual door), maybe not (they weren't doing anything illegal, after all), but regardless. there's at least one organization that has their back: the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
The EFF is working with MegaUpload's hosting companies to retrieve legitmate data and return it all to "innocent MegaUpload users." If you happen to be one of those innocent users caught in the crossfire, EFF wants to hear from you.
"We learned yesterday that the government has finished its investigation of Megaupload’s servers and claims that the companies that own those servers – Carpathia and Cogent – are free to delete their contents," EFF said on its website. "Luckily, those companies aren't following the government's example of shooting first and asking later. To that end, Carpathia has put together a site at www.megaretrieval.com where Megaupload customers can contact EFF and provide information to help assess the scope of the issue and possible responses."
Carpathia CMO Brian Winter states his hosting company has "no immediate plans to reprovision some or all of the MegaUpload servers," which means there is no imminent data loss. If that changes, he promises to post a notice at least 7 days in advance.