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Justice Dept. continues to obstruct Megaupload users’ efforts to get their files back

DOJ Continues To Obstruct Efforts For Megaupload Users To Get Their Files Back (via Techdirt) For a while we had followed the bizarre situation with Megaupload’s servers. As you may recall, the Justice Department seized them all, following its criminal indictment against Megaupload and many of its executives. However, soon…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom loses appeal to access extradition evidence

By Naomi Tajitsu WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand’s highest court rejected his appeal to access evidence to be presented at the hearing. The Supreme Court ruled…

U.S. Court secretly allows government to share Megaupload evidence with copyright industry

US Court Secretly Lets Government Share Megaupload Evidence With Copyright Industry (via Techdirt) In the latest in a long list of travesties carried out by the US government in the Megaupload case, apparently it went to the US court handling the case, and without letting Megaupload know, got an ex…

Researchers find Megaupload raid affected tens of millions of legitimate files

Megaupload raid affected tens of millions of legitimate files (via The Inquirer) THE UNITED STATES government shutting down filesharing websites might be a blunt tool that harms individuals more than it helps industry. A report from Northeastern University in Boston first noticed by Torrentfreak found that while there was some…

Extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom’s delayed again

A US bid to extradite Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom from New Zealand for alleged online piracy has been delayed until at least November, court officials said. The extradition case, launched after Dotcom was arrested in an armed raid on his Auckland mansion in January 2012, has been repeatedly rescheduled amid…

New Zealand Supreme Court to hear Kim Dotcom appeal

New Zealand’s Supreme Court on Thursday granted Kim Dotcom leave to appeal a ruling that US authorities do not have to disclose all of the evidence they have against the Megaupload founder. The Court of Appeal in March had overturned a decision ordering US prosecutors to hand over the evidence…

MegaUpload close to ‘multi-billion dollar’ public offering before raid: report

The cyber locker website MegaUpload was planning to go public with a “multi-billion dollar” IPO when authorities raided their facilities and accused them of a “mega conspiracy” to pirate copyrighted materials, according to a corporate adviser who spoke to a popular tech blog this week. Torrent Freak, which covers news…

U.S. judge finds for MegaUpload, orders DOJ to cooperate on user files

A judge in Alexandria, Virginia ruled Friday in favor of attorneys for the cyberlocker website MegaUpload, ordering the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with the site’s operators to return personal files to more than 60 million of the site’s users. MegaUplaod founder Kim Dotcom, an eccentric New Zealand…

Police mysteriously lose video of Megaupload raid

Video footage of a police raid on the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is missing, and authorities claim they’re not quire sure what happened to it. This flub is just the latest in anti-piracy allegations against the file-hosting site, and comes amid the evidence discovery phase in the case…

MegaUpload user asks federal court to return his files

A small business owner who used MegaUpload’s cloud-based storage system has asked a federal court to let him retrieve files that were seized as part of a criminal copyright investigation. Kyle Goodwin, who runs a business reporting on high school sporting events in Ohio, is being represented by the Electronic…

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