Fake Law Firm Seeks Cash from Those Who May Have Violated Copyright Law by Using Megaupload
Posted Mar 21, 2012 10:38 pm CDT
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”