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More Charges, More Details Revealed In Megaupload Case
2012-02-19 05:31:27

The U.S. Department of Justice revealed new information about Megaupload.com on Friday, one day after a revised indictment in a Virginia courtroom revealed that the file-sharing website and its founder, Kim Dotcom, would be facing additional charges for copyright infringement and wire fraud. According to Bloomberg reporter Karen Gullo, Dotcom was hit with three new copyright-related counts and five additional counts of wire fraud related to "allegedly running an illegal enterprise for five...

Feds Shut Down Megaupload
2012-01-20 06:16:11

Megaupload, one of the top file-sharing websites on the internet, was shut down as the US Justice Department and FBI arrested the founder and several company officials. CEO Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz and Mathias Ortmann Chief Technology Officer were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand as well as Bram van der Kolk head of programming and Finn Batato chief marketing officer at the request of the United States government. Julius Bencko, the site´s graphic designer, Sven...

2012-01-18 19:20:00

Interact Marketing will be among the companies including Wikipedia and Google on January 18th publicly displaying protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA acts on their website. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Interact Marketing will be among the companies including Wikipedia and Google on January 18th publicly displaying protest of the proposed SOPA and PIPA acts on their website. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are currently sitting in Congress. SOPA was...

stop sopa 2
2012-01-17 03:30:11

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com When the U.S. Congress returns from recess on January 24, both houses are expected to begin rolling up their sleeves to hammer out a final version of two of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA for short) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Yet as the date draws closer, a growing panoply of concerns and...

Tech Titans Say Internet Piracy Law Amounts To China-style Censorship
2011-12-16 05:24:12

Technology entrepreneurs and executives from leading Silicon Valley firms such as Google, Twitter, eBay and LinkedIn issued an open, strongly-worded letter opposing a controversial, anti-piracy bill being debated in Congress this week. The letter´s signatories say the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which aims to reduce the amount of pirated content on the Internet, goes too far, and could cost the U.S. many times more than it hopes to gain. SOPA is the version of the bill being...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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