Legit Oron.com Users Urged to Back Up Data

Rhett Pardon

LAS VEGAS -- Corbin Fisher, which filed a $34.8 million piracy suit against Oron less than two weeks ago, has issued a  press release warning legitimate users of the file-locker site to back up their files.

Just last week, Oron's operators told the court that the site could go out of business if it were unable to withdraw additional funds to pay host LeaseWeb.

Corbin Fisher counsel, meanwhile, said Saturday night that all user data on the site could be imperiled.

"Oron's attorneys told the court that: 'If Oron's servers are shut down for non-payment of those monthly hosting fees ... its users -- 99.9 percent of whom have no connection to this litigation - will lose access to their data.'

 "This leads us to believe that Oron neither maintains nor is instituting any backup of user data," Corbin Fisher counsel said. "Therefore, if there are any legitimate users of Oron out there, Liberty Media Holdings (Corbin Fisher's parent company) advises them to back up any important files for which they are the proper owner or licensee." 

On Sunday afternoon, Oron.com continued to be operating.