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Megaupload is a now-defunct file-sharing online service that was registered in Hong Kong. The website was founded by Kim Dotcom in 2005 and was shut down by the US in January 2012, after an indictment alleging copyright infringement. The company was registered in Hong Kong.

Kim Dotcom ‘in tears’ after Megaupload files deleted

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.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material

A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered police to return any digital material seized in an armed raid on internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s mansion last year not directly related to the prosecution against him.

31 May 2013 - 3:40pm

Kim Dotcom mulls suing Twitter, Google for ‘copyright breach’ on 2-step authentication

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said on Thursday he was considering taking legal action against tech giants such as Twitter, Google and Facebook for infringing copyright on a security measure he invented.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Internet guru Kim Dotcom plans to sue Hong Kong government

Former Hong Kong resident and flamboyant founder of the now-defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he plans to sue the Hong Kong government for the role it played in his company's demise.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 5 comments

Hong Kong 'gave inspiration, but not protection'

Kim Dotcom came to Hong Kong because it was a smart business choice; he stayed because of its "electrified soul". But now the self-styled entrepreneur is banned from returning to his penthouse suite at the Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am

Big bucks and big brother

They look as different as chalk and cheese but Kim Dotcom and Julian Assange are, in some ways, identical. Both are former computer hackers wanted by the US government; both claim to fight for internet freedom; and both cannot travel freely.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am

Kim Dotcom promises ‘interesting facts’ in legal struggle

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said on Tuesday that “interesting facts” will emerge in his ongoing pitched battle against extradition to the United States over copyright infringement.

12 Mar 2013 - 12:01pm

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launches new file-sharing site

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 prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating massive online piracy.

20 Jan 2013 - 10:33am

Dotcom wins permission to sue NZ spy agency

Kim Dotcom, accused of the biggest US copyright infringement as founder of file-sharing website Megaupload.com, won permission from a judge to sue New Zealand’s spy agency for intercepting his communications.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Kim Dotcom: the geek bearing gifts

Whether or not Kim Dotcom wins his fight with the United States authorities, he has already achieved total victory in the court of public opinion. The flamboyant internet businessman excels at thumbing his nose at the US. In doing so, he has become a cyberhero to geeks, hackers and programmers around the world.

6 Nov 2012 - 2:31am 3 comments