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The founder of Megaupload continues to face maga-woes, but extradition isn’t going to be one of them – at least until next year.
A New Zealand judge has ruled the search warrants used to raid the mansion of Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom were illegal. This ruling is quite a crushing blow to the FBI, who has set Mr. Dotcom up to be something of a poster child for the consequences of piracy.
Before it was shut down in January, Megaupload was one of the world’s most popular websites, a cloud storage service with millions of users storing data, either for free or by paying for premium service.
Megaupload scored a victory in federal district court on Friday, as the Virginia-based judge in charge of the case ordered the company and the federal government back to the negotiating table to try and resolve a dispute over what should happen to the file-sharing website's servers and the user data they contain.
The firm holding millions of gigabytes worth of data for MegaUpload is sitting in limbo, waiting for a court decision on what to do with the 25 petaflops of data.
Hot on the heels of MPAA's suit against Megaupload, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has set its sights on file hosting service Hotfile.com.
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom accused U.S. authorities on Thursday of pursuing "misleading and malicious" charges against him, and said he is confident he will prevail in what is shaping up to be one of the biggest copyright cases in history.
The US Department of Justice failed in its attempt to keep MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom in jail on Wednesday when a New Zealand court released him on bail and instead put him under house arrest.
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.
In the wake of the forced shutdown of MegaUpload some two weeks ago, another site BTJunkie has closed its digital doors amid fears of similar reprisals from federal prosecutors.
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