- Fake Law Firm Seeks Cash from Those Who May Have Violated Copyright Law by Using Megaupload
Fake Law Firm Seeks Cash from Those Who May Have Violated Copyright Law by Using Megaupload
Posted Mar 21, 2012 4:38 PM CST
By Martha Neil
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.
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"