The effort is being spearheaded by the Pirates of Catalonia and the international umbrella group of the Pirate Party — Pirates International.
“The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended,” the Pirates of Catalonia posted on their website.
“For this reason Pirates of Catalonia, in collaboration with Pirate Parties International and other Pirate Parties, have begun investigating these potential breaches of law and will facilitate submission of complaints against the US authorities in as many countries as possible, to ensure a positive and just result.”
“This initiative is a starting point for legitimate internet users to help defend themselves from the legal abuses promoted by those wishing to aggressively lock away cultural materials for their own financial gain,” the group concluded.
It is uncertain whether the disaffected users have any legal grounds to their argument, as MegaUpload’s terms of service clearly delineated that users to chose to store data on the website did so at their own risk.