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  1. News - World - COPYRIGHT

    Big film studios sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload for infringing copyright

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York US film studios sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload Several major US studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom. Megaupload, the formerly Hong Kong-based site which US authorities shut down in 2012, facilitated a "massive copyright infringement of movies and television ...

  2. News - Asia

    Kim Dotcom ‘in tears’ after Megaupload files deleted

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 09:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said on Thursday he was “in tears” after a European company deleted all the data it was hosting from his shuttered file-sharing site. Netherlands-based LeaseWeb announced it had deleted all Megaupload files from 630 servers. LeaseWeb said in a statement it hosted the data for over a year at its own expense without ...

  3. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Kim Dotcom 'in tears' over deletion of Megaupload files by LeaseWeb

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington European company wiped the closed file-sharing website's data off 630 servers Dotcom 'in tears' over deletion of Megaupload Megaupload ... said it deleted all Megaupload files from 630 servers. It said it hosted the data for over a year at its own expense without receiving any requests to access it or retain it before deciding ...

  4. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Megaupload's Kim Dotcom plans launch of new music download site

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Wellington

    ... Associated Press in Wellington Kim Dotcom prepares to launch new Megaupload In a move bound to provoke US prosecutors and entertainment executives, indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom ... US prosecutors shut it down and filed racketeering charges against Dotcom and six other Megaupload principals in January. Megaupload was registered to offices in Hong Kong. United States ...

  5. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can sue New Zealand spy agency, court rules

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 01:08pm by Reuters in Wellington

    ... Reuters in Wellington A court ruled on Thursday that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can sue New Zealand’s spy agency for illegal surveillance, opening the government up to more scrutiny ... Megaupload, which housed everything from family photos to blockbuster films. He maintains that Megaupload, one of the world’s most popular websites before it was shut down last year, simply provided ...

  6. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launches new file-sharing site

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 10:33am by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing website on Sunday, promising users amped-up privacy levels in a defiant move against the US ... on Sunday night, the anniversary of his arrest on racketeering charges related to his now-shuttered Megaupload file-sharing site. Megaupload, which Dotcom started in 2005, was one of the most ...

  7. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom dealt blow in extradition fight

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 10:40pm by Reuters

    ... Lana Lam and Reuters Supreme Court rules against Megaupload founder's appeal to access US prosecutors' evidence to be presented at extradition hearing in July Dotcom's legal ... to extradite the former Hong Kong resident, who founded the online file sharing site Megaupload, and his three colleagues to the United States, where they are also charged with mass copyright ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Megaupload boss plans relaunch on raid anniversary

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom on Thursday revealed plans to relaunch his file-sharing empire in January on the anniversary of his arrest in New Zealand ... as part of a major US investigation into alleged copyright theft and shut down his website Megaupload. The 38-year-old German national announced on Twitter his plans to launch a new service called ...

  9. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    NZ launches inquiry into spying in Megaupload case

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 01:36pm by Reuters in Wellington

    ... Reuters in Wellington New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has launched a inquiry into “unlawful” spying by government agents leading to the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who ... Dotcom said on his Twitter account. Dotcom maintains that the Megaupload site was no more than an online storage facility, and has accused Hollywood of lobbying the US government to vilify him. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SOFTWARE PIRACY

    Kim Dotcom vows to appeal as NZ ruling upholds US piracy arrest

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:20pm by Reuters

    ... entrepreneur who is fighting extradition to the United States. Hours after the ruling, the Megaupload founder vowed to appeal before the Supreme Court. We will seek leave to appeal yesterdays ... will benefit US prosecutors who say the Megaupload website cost film studios and record companies more than US$500 million and generated more than US$175 million in criminal proceeds by letting users ...




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