The owner of notorious file-locker site Megaupload is fight an extradition battle with the U.S. Now, Hollywood studios are piling on.
File-sharing kingpin Kim Dotcom has so far had the upper hand in a legal fight over the FBI’s attempt to extradite him from New Zealand. That changed this week.
A hosting company wiped away petabytes of data from MegaUpload, and company creator Kim Dotcom is seething.
The flamboyant entrepreneur, who is facing extradition from New Zealand to the U.S. over copyright infringement allegations, plans to launch easy-to-use yet secure communications services.
Efforts to extradite alleged piracy mastermind Kim Dotcom to face US charges may be undermined by apparent unlawful bugging used in his New Zealand arrest – the latest flaw in the high-profile case.
The surreal global saga pitting the entertainment industry against a technology cult hero has taken a new twist. The judge presiding over the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, has stepped down over a controversial comment about US copyright law.
MegaUpload is still down, but its founder Kim Dotcom is apparently already working on the next cloud storage service. Dotcom shared a first sneak peek on his upcoming cloud music service MegaBox this week, promising free unlimited storage and a disruption of the music biz.
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Media types are claiming that prosecutors will find it hard to pin copyright charges on Kim Dotcom, the 300-pound executive whose website Me…
What a week! Web took to activism and pushed back SOPA & PIPA; Kodak filed for bankruptcy & MegaUpload got busted. With the week wrapped up, here are some of the posts from our team that I highly recommend you give a read.
The FBI has shut down MegaUploadcom with help of law enforcement agencies around the world. The bureau also indicted seven people involved with MegaUpload, including the company’s founder Kim Schmitz. Four of the seven have been arrested, but it’s unclear whether Schmitz is also in custody.
Paid movie downloads won’t be coming to RapidShare any time soon: The file host has abandoned its plans to launch a download store with Hollywood fare. But fear not: RapidShare competitor MegaUpload is apparently working on a commercial movie download venture of its own.