Ruling gives irked Bitcasa users more time to move their data

Gigaom

If you want to hold onto your Bitcasa infinite-drive data long enough to move it somewhere else, you’ll need to pay Bitcasa $99 for an additional month, according to an order from U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Wednesday.

The case boiled down to plaintiff Shawn Romack’s claim that the three-week timeframe Bitcasa gave users to move or lose their stuff  wasn’t enough time.

[pullquote person=”court filing” attribution=”court filing”]A court-ordered extension was “likely to push Bitcasa into bankruptcy within weeks, if not days.” [/pullquote]

Bitcasa cannot be happy about this given that it claimed it already took a big financial hit due to a court order earlier this week that pushed back the data-deletion date for just a few days. As part of its revamped storage infrastructure, the startup wanted to move all of its customer data to new [company]Amazon[/company] Web Services storage servers, but because of the court order, it…

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