Court Doesn't Buy DOJ's Argument For Why Megaupload User Can't Sue To Get His Data Back
from the another-failure dept
Just as the Justice Department is celebrating its “success” in the Megaupload case, a court was rejecting one of the DOJ’s more ridiculous arguments in an offshoot case, involving Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin, who just wants his data back, but can’t get it because the DOJ shot first and doesn’t want to answer any questions later in court. The DOJ has been trying to deny Goodwin his day in court against them, attempting to say that Goodwin should sue Megaupload itself or the hosting company Carpathia, rather than the US government, who actually took down the site.
The court, however, isn’t buying it, and has said that a full hearing will be held. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Goodwin will win in the end, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction — and represents yet another failure to add to the long list of failures in the DOJ’s supposed “success” story.