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U.S. Doesn’t Want Megaupload Users Getting Their Data Back

The MPAA shocked everybody last week when they said they would be fine with Megaupload users getting access to their legitimate files. They wouldn’t help those people get back their data, but they wouldn’t be opposed to them getting it back either. Too bad the United States doesn’t want them getting back any data whatsoever. CNET got their hands on …

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Megaupload Lawyer Not Buying MPAA’s Sympathy

In a rather surprising turn of events, the MPAA submitted a document to the court yesterday saying that they would be fine with legitimate Megaupload users getting their data back. The organization had previously said they wanted the data to be retained so they could bring lawsuits against groups using the site to illegally distribute movies. Some people probably thought …

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MPAA “Sympathetic” To Legitimate Megaupload Users

I can’t believe it’s been almost six months since Megaupload was taken down by the feds and Kim Dotcom was arrested for criminal copyright infringement and other horrible things. It’s been a roller coaster full of twists and turns since then, but it might all be coming to a head soon if the U.S. court throws out the case against …

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Kim Dotcom Awarded Access To Evidence Against Him

Kim Dotcom has a reason to be happy today. Sure, he’s scored some minor wins here and there, but he’s never scored a big win in his case against the American government. Today is that big win. According to TorrentFreak, the New Zealand judge in the Megaupload case, David Harvey, ruled that the U.S. must hand over any and all …

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Megaupload User Asks For His Data Back

Many people look at online piracy as a black and white issue. You are either on the side of big business copyright holders or a part of the “sharing is caring” crowd. We seem to overlook the fact that many people use services like Megaupload and the numerous torrent clients to transfer and store data that they legally own. Such …

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Kim Dotcom Using Passwords As Bargaining Chips

It’s been relatively quiet on the MegaUpload front recently. After a U.S. judge said that the trial may not even happen, it seemed that all the parties seemed to have just given up. It appears that is not the case as Kim Dotcom is now fighting for the return of his computers and hard drives. TorrentFreak is reporting that Dotcom …

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Kim Dotcom: Wife Really Wants Her Property Back

Kim Dotcom made an obscene amount of money from Megaupload, the popular digital storage locker frequented by legitimate users and pirates alike. Before things went sour, Dotcom was living in an enormous mansion in New Zealand alongside his wife Mona. The little lady, it would seem, has grown quite tired of not having all of her expensive playthings, and she …

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Kim Dotcom Rap Slams New Zealand MP John Banks

When we last left Kim Dotcom, he was on his way up after recently having some of his money and possessions returned. Previously, Dotcom was also given a bit more freedom to access the Internet among other things. One of those other things was going to a recording studio to finish work on an album he had been working on. …

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Kim Dotcom To Have $750,000 Returned To Him

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 of possessions returned to him. Stuff is reporting that the New Zealand High Court has agreed to return some money …

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Dropbox Responds to Megaupload Comparisons

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 is responding to critics. They are detailing how the Dropbox service differs from other cloud sharing services and what features …

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Dropbox Becomes Megaupload With New Link Feature

[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 Ying, a Dropbox designer, announced on The Dropbox Blog today that Dropbox will now allow users to share links to …

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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 of the Megaupload data that Carpathia is hosting. If you recall, the judge in the case told all the interested …

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