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Kim Dotcom sues government for billions
Kim Dotcom sues government for billions
Founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload is suing the government of New Zealand for billions of dollars. Megaupload allowed users around ...... 22 Jan 2018 - 8 comments
Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch Megaupload next year
Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch Megaupload next year
Infamous MEGA owner Kim Dotcom says he plans to relaunch the original Megaupload cyberlocker in January 2017, following its 2012 shutdown by ...... 13 Jul 2016
Kim Dotcom loses extradition battle, may face charges in U.S. over Megaupload copyright infringement but will appeal
Kim Dotcom loses extradition battle, may face charges in U.S. over Megaupload copyright infringement but will appeal
After four years of fighting, Kim Dotcom has lost his extradition battle as a New Zealand District Court judge ruled that the Megaupload founder ...... 24 Dec 2015
Megaupload coder pleads guilty, admits to illegal downloads of copyright infringing content
Megaupload coder pleads guilty, admits to illegal downloads of copyright infringing content
The U.S. government has its first conviction of a Megaupload employee, nearly three years after a raid took down the site for good. Andrus ...... 16 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions
MEGA's Dotcom fighting to get back his seized millions
In 2012, a Hong Kong court authorized to seizure of over $40 million worth of assets from bigger-than-life Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and ...... 29 Oct 2014 - 4 comments
Record companies want Kim Dotcom's assets frozen
Record companies want Kim Dotcom's assets frozen
Four major music companies have joined Hollywood studios in seeking to have Kim Dotcom's assets frozen while the case against the Megaupload ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 2 comments
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
RIAA files civil suit against Megaupload
The music industry trade group RIAA has added to Megaupload and owner Kim Dotcom's woes, filing a new civil lawsuit. Megaupload was shut ...... 15 Apr 2014
Research: Nearly 11 million legal files were taken down in Megaupload raid
Research: Nearly 11 million legal files were taken down in Megaupload raid
According to new research from Northeastern University, the U.S. took down nearly 11 million legal, legitimate files when it raided and shut ...... 20 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
FBI and police must return personal data seized in Megaupload raid
FBI and police must return personal data seized in Megaupload raid
A New Zealand court has ordered that the FBI and police must return Kim Dotcom's personal data that was seized during the raid of Megaupload last year. ...... 01 Jun 2013 - 4 comments
Study: Legal movie sales and rentals increased after Megaupload was shut down
Study: Legal movie sales and rentals increased after Megaupload was shut down
According to a research survey posted earlier this week, legal movie sales increased after cyberlocker Megaupload was shuttered last year. ...... 10 Mar 2013 - 15 comments
Megaupload helped the U.S. shutdown NinjaVideo
Megaupload helped the U.S. shutdown NinjaVideo
According to new court documents, Megaupload helped the U.S. in its investigation into NinjaVideo, which was later shut down for good. This ...... 21 Nov 2012 - 16 comments
Kim Dotcom unveils Megaupload successor, Mega
Kim Dotcom unveils Megaupload successor, Mega
Mega will launch in January. The new Mega service will give users complete control, as well as full responsibility, for the files they upload ...... 02 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
Megaupload case: Hold the government accountable!
Megaupload case: Hold the government accountable!
Megaupload user asks court to return property, query government employees. Kyle Goodwin was a Megaupload customer. Less than a year ago, ...... 31 Oct 2012 - 15 comments
New Megaupload to launch in January
New Megaupload to launch in January
New 'Mega' will launch one year follow raid. On January 19th this year, Megaupload.com was taken down in a series of raids and arrested on ...... 27 Oct 2012
FileSonic finally shut down for good?
FileSonic finally shut down for good?
Back in January, following the takedown of Megaupload, other cyberlockers began to close up shop, including FileSonic, which at the time was ...... 03 Sep 2012 - 3 comments
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom
Kim Dotcom speaks of new Megaupload; "Bye bye Echelon. Hello Freedom"
Kim Dotcom has come out swinging, again. The founder of file-sharing public enemy #1 Megaupload, has said the site will be back, and this ...... 29 Aug 2012 - 8 comments
Judge declines to kill 25 petabytes of Megaupload data
Judge declines to kill 25 petabytes of Megaupload data
Last week, attorneys for the former top cyberlocker Megaupload came out swinging, calling the criminal prosecution of the site's top executives ...... 16 Apr 2012 - 3 comments
Megaupload attorney claims government is trying to destroy evidence in case
Megaupload attorney claims government is trying to destroy evidence in case
Attorneys for the former top cyberlocker Megaupload have come out swinging, calling the criminal prosecution of the site's top executives "unduly ...... 10 Apr 2012 - 16 comments
Kim Dotcom: U.S. government officials used Megaupload
Kim Dotcom: U.S. government officials used Megaupload
Kim Dotcom claims U.S. government officials had Megaupload accounts. He told TorrentFreak that those who used Megaupload included members ...... 13 Mar 2012 - 3 comments
Rapidshare throttling free user download speeds to stop piracy
Rapidshare throttling free user download speeds to stop piracy
Rapidshare has confirmed it is throttling the download speed "free users" of its service receive in an effort to reduce piracy. Free users ...... 24 Feb 2012 - 12 comments
Kim Dotcom released on bail, apparently no longer a flight risk
Kim Dotcom released on bail, apparently no longer a flight risk
Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now defunct cyberlocker Megaupload, has been released on bail, after a judge surprisingly decreed he was no longer ...... 22 Feb 2012 - 11 comments
Feds seize $50 million more of Megaupload's assets
Feds seize $50 million more of Megaupload's assets
Authorities have seized another $50 million of Megaupload-related assets. The government also added that the company had 66.6 million registered ...... 20 Feb 2012 - 9 comments
Study: Megaupload shutdown has not affected global piracy, at all
Study: Megaupload shutdown has not affected global piracy, at all
Internet consulting firm DeepField Networks did some digging and it seems that the high-profile take down of major cyberlocker Megaupload has ...... 13 Feb 2012 - 20 comments
R.I.P. BTJunkie
R.I.P. BTJunkie
Following the take down of Megaupload, file-sharing site BTJunkie has decided to voluntarily shut down, as well. The torrent search engine, ...... 08 Feb 2012 - 12 comments
Megaupload data gets reprieve from deletion for two weeks
Megaupload data gets reprieve from deletion for two weeks
Yesterday we reported that the hosting companies behind Megaupload's data were about ready to pull the plug on the data since the company could ...... 31 Jan 2012 - 2 comments
AP: Megaupload data will soon be deleted
AP: Megaupload data will soon be deleted
According to the AP, all of the data ever stored on Megaupload could be deleted as soon as Thursday. The mass-erase will not discriminate ...... 31 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
Megauploader users to sue U.S. over lost files
Megauploader users to sue U.S. over lost files
A number of angry users are contemplating suing the U.S., following the loss of terabytes of legal files when Megaupload was taken down last week. ...... 28 Jan 2012 - 26 comments
RIAA comments on the death of Megaupload
RIAA comments on the death of Megaupload
Last week, the U.S. government shut down Megaupload.com, one of the largest and longest running cyberlockers in the business. Its founders, ...... 26 Jan 2012 - 40 comments
Filesonic is down for the count, cyberlockers falling left and right
Filesonic is down for the count, cyberlockers falling left and right
Following this week's mega news (no pun intended) of Megaupload being shut down by the DOJ, other cyberlockers are starting to fall, starting ...... 23 Jan 2012 - 32 comments
Kim Dotcom had the most kills in Modern Warfare 3
Kim Dotcom had the most kills in Modern Warfare 3
Kim Dotcom, the larger-than-life founder of Megaupload, was also apparently the top Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 player in the world. Dotcom, ...... 22 Jan 2012 - 11 comments
Swizz Beatz was not CEO of Megaupload
Swizz Beatz was not CEO of Megaupload
Yesterday, the U.S. government shut down Megaupload.com, one of the largest and longest running cyberlockers in the business. Its founder, Kim ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
DOJ brings the hammer down on Megaupload
DOJ brings the hammer down on Megaupload
Earlier today, the U.S. government shut down Megaupload.com, one of the largest and longest running cyberlockers in the business. Its founders ...... 20 Jan 2012 - 63 comments
Megaupload founder says Universal is scared of their new music locker service
Megaupload founder says Universal is scared of their new music locker service
Megaupload, the file locker service the entertainment industry has identified as one of the biggest threats to their future, has launched a ...... 22 Dec 2011 - 2 comments
YouTube goes on the defensive, explains how UMG made Megaupload's video disappear
YouTube goes on the defensive, explains how UMG made Megaupload's video disappear
Just over a week ago a video created by file locker provider Megaupload was taken down from YouTube at the request of Universal Music (UMG). ...... 19 Dec 2011 - 4 comments
UMG takes down Megaupload video then claims they did nothing wrong
UMG takes down Megaupload video then claims they did nothing wrong
As supporters of SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy bills working their way through Congress, continue to insist they won't be used to censor the ...... 16 Dec 2011 - 12 comments
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