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Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him
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We brought you word a few months ago that Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, was on his way to getting some of his possessions back. It seems that the news has finally become reality as Dotcom had about $750,000 worth …

Dropbox Responds to Megaupload Comparisons Dropbox Responds to Megaupload Comparisons
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Yesterday, stories covering Dropbox’s new sharing feature pointed out how the feature made the Dropbox service similar to other cloud storage services, such as Megaupload, that have been accused of harboring piracy. Today, Dropbox is in damage control mode and …

Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature
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[UPDATE] Dropbox has gone on the PR offensive today, answering these allegations. As the commenter below pointed out, the bandwidth limits Dropbox imposes on public links may help to curb copyright violations. See the full story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Jon …

Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26 Megaupload Data Negotiations Begin April 26

We brought you word yesterday that the U.S. government may not have a case against file-sharing service Megaupload due to a “procedural error.” If this is true, Megaupload could be potentially let off the hook. There still remains the problem …

MegaUpload Trial Might Not Happen Due To Procedural Error MegaUpload Trial Might Not Happen Due To Procedural Error
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The MegaUpload Saga has been a crazy roller coaster ride the likes of which the world hasn’t seen in a very long time. It’s a shame that more people aren’t paying attention to it since it has the potential set …

MegaUpload Data Safe Until Compromise Can Be Reached MegaUpload Data Safe Until Compromise Can Be Reached

We brought you word last week that MegaUpload and all the other interested parties took to court to argue their case for why MegaUpload’s data should or should not be destroyed. Everybody involved from MegaUpload themselves to the EFF to …

MegaUpload Data Safe For The Time Being MegaUpload Data Safe For The Time Being

The MegaUpload saga has turned out to be one of the most fascinating legal cases of our time. There was some worry last week that MegaUpload’s data on Carpathia’s servers was going to be deleted. This would have made the …

MegaUpload Server Host Demands Payment MegaUpload Server Host Demands Payment

The MegaUpload Saga just got far more interesting. We reported back when this all first started that the only reason the U.S. could go after MegaUpload was because some of their servers were hosted in the U.S. out of Carpathia …

White House Still Opposes SOPA, PIPA White House Still Opposes SOPA, PIPA
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The White House appears to mean what it said in March when it told supporters that it’s not ignoring the We the People petitions. As if to affirm that pledge, the Obama Administration restated in the 2011 Annual Report on …

Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access Kim Dotcom Granted Internet Use, Pool Access

Kim Dotcom, founder and operator of MegaUpload, hasn’t had much fun lately. He was arrested and denied bail twice. Things began to look up for Dotcom in February when he was finally granted bail. Today in court, Dotcom successfully petitioned …

MegaUpload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music MegaUpload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music

With all this hoopla over MegaUpload’s current battle against multiple counts of copyright infringement among other serious charges, it’s easy to forget that MegaUpload at one time was bringing a lawsuit of its own against Universal Music Group. If you …

Dotcom Speaks Out Against Megaupload Indictment Dotcom Speaks Out Against Megaupload Indictment

Kim Dotcom is finally speaking out. In an interview with TorrentFreak, Dotcom outlines his eagerness to fight claims from the government that Megaupload was nothing more than a site designed to make others copyrighted material available to the masses. Dotcom …

Megaupload Data May Still Be Deleted Megaupload Data May Still Be Deleted
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Carpathia Hosting, the hosting solutions company that was used to store the data on the former file-sharing site Megaupload, made a statement this week indicating it has been unable to figure out what to do with the Megaupload data on …

MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits
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If you were a user of Megaupload’s services before they were shutdown by their copyright infringement lawsuit, you may be the subject of some controversy in the coming weeks. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is requesting that Carpathia, …

Kim Dotcom May Get His Money Back Kim Dotcom May Get His Money Back
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Things are looking up for Kim Dotcom these days. After being arrested and denied bail multiple times, he finally was granted bail last month. He was then on the verge of a deal that would let users of MegaUpload get …

Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government Kim Dotcom Says Many MegaUpload Users Are From US Government
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When MegaUpload went down in January, there were complaints from many legitimate users of the site saying that their personal files, including files for work, were gone. One of the solutions has been in the form of a lawsuit being …

MegaUpload: Extradition Papers Filed In Kim Dotcom Case MegaUpload: Extradition Papers Filed In Kim Dotcom Case

Kim Dotcom is in for the fight of his life as his extradition hearing is now official. We reported a few weeks ago that Kim Dotcom was finally released on bail after being held in jail for almost a month …

MegaUpload: Kim Dotcom Gives First TV Interview MegaUpload: Kim Dotcom Gives First TV Interview

After the crazy events of the last two months in the MegaUpload saga, Kim Dotcom is finally coming out to talk about it. New Zealand’s 3 News spoke to the MegaUpload founder recently on a program called Campbell Live. The …

MegaUpload Founder Posts Bail, Twitter Reaction MegaUpload Founder Posts Bail, Twitter Reaction

Kim Dotcom, founder of MegaUpload, was released from jail today on bond, after a New Zealand court deemed that he wasn’t a flight risk. Though the NZ Crown might appeal the decision to set Dotcom free for the time being, …

German Police Arrest File Sharing Operator German Police Arrest File Sharing Operator

German police raided file-sharing locker Skyload.net last week, and arrested it’s operator, along with the guy who provided hosting for the site, according to Networld. The Dresden Attorney General’s office initiated the raid in response to a complaint led by …

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom Granted Bail
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Kim Dotcom has scored a win in his extradition case to the U.S. where he and his company, MegaUpload, face multiple charges including racketeering and criminal copyright infringement. Reuters is reporting that Dotcom’s effort to win bail have finally been …