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Megaupload Data Could Be Cleared

Users who put data on the site Megaupload could see their work deleted as soon as Thursday, U.S. prosecutors say. A U.S. Attorney’s office in Virginia has sent a letter to two storage companies, saying they may begin clearing the files this week, after federal prosecutors retrieved the data that they needed. The feds shut down the site and charged seven men, including founder Kim Dotcom, saying they profited from millions of illegal downloads of movies, music and other content. Megaupload’s attorney is working with prosecutors to try to keep the data from being erased.

January 30, 2012 9:56 AM