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MegaUpload founder: Copyright charges include songs I own

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom, the eccentric New Zealand millionaire accused of running the largest copyright theft operation in history, told a technology publication Monday that he is readying an “entertaining” motion in response to the U.S. government’s charges against him. One of the main charges, he told Torrent Freak in…

Megaupload boss allowed $49,000 monthly expenses

WELLINGTON — A New Zealand court granted Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom NZ$60,000 ($49,000) a month in living expenses Thursday as he awaits a US bid to extradite him on online piracy charges, reports said. The German national reportedly applied for NZ$220,000 month to cover his costs when he was freed…

Judge: MegaUpload founder’s property seized with bogus warrant

Kim Dotcom, the notorious founder of MegaUpload and one of the most-wanted alleged copyright infringers in the world, may get all his stuff back from police after a judge ruled that authorities seized his property on a faulty court order. A judge in New Zealand, where the 38-year-old Dotcom is…

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom calls U.S. charges ‘malicious’

WELLINGTON — Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom on Thursday accused US authorities of mounting a “misleading and malicious” case against him, saying there was no way they could win a landmark online piracy action. Free on bail in New Zealand after winning a legal fight with prosecutors who wanted keep him…

Megaupload boss sweats on bail decision

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom is set to learn Wednesday if he will remain free on bail in New Zealand while US authorities seek his extradition on online piracy charges, reports said Tuesday. The German national was released last week after a judge dismissed fears he would flee the country to escape US allegations he masterminded…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom granted bail in N.Zealand

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was freed on bail in a surprise move, after a New Zealand judge dismissed fears the internet tycoon would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges. The 38-year-old German national on Wednesday said he was relieved to be released following a month in custody after New Zealand police, cooperating with…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom granted bail in N. Zealand

AUCKLAND — Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was granted bail in New Zealand Wednesday after previously being kept behind bars over fears he would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges. The 38-year-old German national has been in custody since January 20, when New Zealand police, cooperating with a…

EFF hopes to retrieve MegaUpload data for users

The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Tuesday that it would try to help users retrieve data from the file sharing website MegaUpload.com, which was shut down by the FBI on January 19 because of alleged copyright infringement. “EFF is troubled that so many lawful users of Megaupload.com had their property taken…

Pirate Party organizing lawsuit against FBI for MegaUpload seizure

Pirate Parties around the world are planning on organizing a lawsuit against the FBI over the seizure of the popular file sharing website MegaUpload.com, according to TorrentFreak. MegaUpload, which had more than 150 million registered users, was shut down by the FBI on January 19 because of alleged copyright infringement.…

Two Megaupload accused granted bail in New Zealand

Two of Kim Dotcom’s co-accused were granted bail in New Zealand on Thursday, a day after the Megaupload boss was ordered to remain behind bars pending US attempts to extradite him for copyright piracy. Judge David McNaughton, who denied Dotcom bail after deeming the Internet tycoon a serious flight risk,…

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