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Fake Law Firm Seeks Cash from Those Who May Have Violated Copyright Law by Using Megaupload

Posted Mar 21, 2012 5:38 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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After a raid by the feds that shut down Megaupload, enterprising criminals are reportedly trying to make a profit from those who may have used the file-sharing site to obtain copyrighted material without permission.

A nonexistent German law firm, Dr. Kroner & Kollegan, has been contacting former users to offer a settlement of what could be hefty fine by European regulators, Ars Technica's Law & Disorder blog reports.

TorrentFreak provides a screenshot of the fake law firm letter, which is written in German.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com, Say Indicted Site Operators Are Part of Worldwide ‘Mega Conspiracy’"

ABAJournal.com: "‘Megaretrieval’ Effort Launched to Help Users Get Access to Files on Website Raided by Feds"

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