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 and wife Elizabeth in New Zealand, The Megaupload founder has lost his latest bid to avoid extradition to the US to face criminal charges. Photo: Twitter/Kim Dotcom

Setback for Kim Dotcom in mega online piracy battle

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom suffered a major setback in his epic legal battle against online piracy charges Thursday when New Zealand’s Court of Appeal ruled he was eligible for extradition to the United States.