Court Does't Buy DOJ's Argument For Why Megaupload User Can't Sue To Get His Data Back

Court Does't Buy DOJ's Argument For Why Megaupload User Can't Sue To Get His Data Back

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New 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...
Court Does't Buy DOJ's Argument For Why Megaupload User Can't Sue To Get His Data Back
                 

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