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LeaseWeb Deletes Megaupload Servers
2013-06-20 10:03:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online What's a hosting provider to do with 630 inactive servers sitting in a cellar that no one has shown interest in for over a year? If you're Europe's LeaseWeb, you simply wipe them clean of any data and put them back into service. The issue with these particular 630 servers, however, is that they once hosted Kim Schmitz's Megaupload, a file storage site which was shut down last January following accusations that the files being stored...

Study Claims Video Game Piracy Not As Pervasive As Thought
2013-05-14 16:31:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Piracy is an ongoing issue for content producers like musicians, entertainment studios and video game developers. It´s a fight which many believe to be heated; one that involves the FBI, arrests, and hoards of digital pirates using any means necessary to make this content freely available online. Public arrests and outcries by piracy leaders such as Pirate Bay or Kim “dotcom” Schmitz only further the view that...

Kim Dotcom Goes On Twitter Rant, Talks About Megaupload Troubles
2013-01-18 12:31:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are people who believe “Freedom of the Internet” means “Everything on the Internet should be free.” This may have been a fantastic idea before the Internet was stable enough to stream High-Definition movies and transmit other large files in seconds. This notion is a bit troublesome today, of course. One of these people is the colorfully eccentric Kim Schmitz, founder of the famously controversial...

movie pirates
2012-11-29 13:26:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The online piracy debate is not a new one. People have been swapping movies, music and software for many years. As technology progressed, connections became faster and files became easier to share and piracy became less of a problem and more of an epidemic. While record labels and film studios argue that piracy is actually taking money from their pockets, the pirates themselves often argue that music and movie execs should...

New Kim Dotcom Site Gets Slammed By Hackers, Government
2012-11-07 14:36:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, not everyone is as ecstatic to see the return of Mr. Kim Schmitz Dotcom and his file sharing/storage company. Dotcom has only recently announced the newest iteration of his multimillion dollar web service which has raised the ire of the FBI and Hollywood by allegedly facilitating copyright infringement. Called Me.ga, Dotcom and pals say this new service will sidestep any nasty legal issues by using encrypted...

Kim Dotcom Is Back With MegaUpload Sequel
2012-11-02 08:02:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, Kim Schmitz, the man who calls himself Kim Dotcom, announced the domain for his new, supposedly 100% legal file sharing service “Mega.” Earlier this month, the Austrian-turned-Kiwi announced the resurrection of Megaupload, the file sharing service which peeved off the American FBI and Hollywood by allegedly allowing users to share copyrighted material with one another. With Mega, Mr. Dotcom and...

Megaupload Is Back As Mega
2012-10-19 09:13:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, you can´t keep an eccentric Austrian-turned-Kiwi millionaire down. Though he´s facing the full force of the FBI and entertainment industries for operating Megaupload, a file sharing service, Kim Schmitz (who later had his name changed to Kim Dotcom) is planning to get back into the business. Mr. Dotcom has obviously found a few spare minutes in between handling his legal affairs, heading in and out...

New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes For Unlawful Treatment Of Megaupload Founder
2012-09-27 13:34:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online January´s raid on Kim Schmitz´s (aka Kim Dotcom) elaborate New Zealand mansion has been largely discussed and debated, both online and in court.  Dotcom is the founder of Megaupload, a large file sharing network which has since been shut down as American authorities unrelenting pursuit of the site founder aims to bring him to US soil and the justice they feel he deserves. Dotcom had claimed the raid was far too...

Pirate Bay Will No Longer Show Up In Google Search
2012-09-11 14:55:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google is abandoning ship when it comes to The Pirate Bay's domain names, blacklisting and censoring the file sharing site from the popular search engine. The blacklist prevents keywords from appearing in Google's Instant and Autocomplete search services that relate to the file sharing site. The Recording Industry Association of America has been working to get Google and other search engines to block out results that could...

New Zealand Calls For FBI Evidence In Megaupload Case
2012-08-17 13:10:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A New Zealand court on Thursday ruled that US authorities must show evidential proof of any copyright breaches and internet piracy against Mr. Kim Dotcom, the founder-in-hiding of now defunct Megaupload.com, according to Reuters. The FBI has accused Mr. Dotcom of operating a site which allowed users to share copyrighted content, such as movies, music and software, without any authorization. Since 2005, Dotcom earned an...


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