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Kim Dotcom issues a white paper calling on US officials to investigate Megaupload prosecution by DOJ

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Kim Dotcom and two lawyers, Robert Amsterdam and Ira P. Rothken, have published a white paper today defending the Internet entrepreneur against a criminal prosecution issued by the United States government. The report says the copyright case against Megaupload, the previous file sharing service run by Kim Dotcom, is based...
Kim Dotcom issues a white paper calling on US officials to investigate Megaupload prosecution by DOJ

U.S. Accuses Megaupload User of Storing Pirated Music

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Ever since the raids in January, the fate of Megaupload users’ personal files has remained uncertain. After initial negotiations over a voluntary return of user data failed, professional sports reporter and Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin lost patience and decided to take action. Earlier this month the court granted Goodwin a...
U.S. Accuses Megaupload User of Storing Pirated Music

Megaupload Wants Charges Dropped, Points Out Judge Failure

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On Tuesday, Megaupload’s request to have the criminal charges against it dropped on the grounds that the U.S. Government failed to serve the company, was denied. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady believes that the authorities could still satisfy the serving requirement if they can prove that Megaupload is an alter...
Megaupload Wants Charges Dropped, Points Out Judge Failure

Unexpected Flight Delay => Hotel Stay => Criminal Prosecution for Gun Possession

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Unexpected Flight Delay => Hotel Stay => Criminal Prosecution for Gun Possession

Here's How Much Of Your Seized iPhone's Info Can Be Used By The Government Against You

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A document submitted to court during a drug investigation shows exactly what information can be used from your smartphone--and it throws up some interesting civil liberty questions. Question: How much of the data on your phone can the police use to build a case in a criminal prosecution? Answer:...
Here's How Much Of Your Seized iPhone's Info Can Be Used By The Government Against You

12 Scams To Watch Out For During Tax Time

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For the last several years, the IRS has released their Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, including schemes involving return preparer fraud, hiding income offshore and phishing. They recently posted the 2010 version on their website. 1. Return Preparer Fraud: Dishonest return preparers derive financial gain by, for example,...
12 Scams To Watch Out For During Tax Time

Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

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LONDON — British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun. Prosecutors said they will charge Rebekah Brooks, former editor...
Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

Feds Drag Rapper Swizz Beatz Into Megapload Case

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On the day Megaupload was shut down, the company website listed rapper/producer Swizz Beatz as company CEO. The popular rapper/producer was one of the stars who endorsed MegaUpload in public, and he reportedly recruited several artists for the Mega Song promotion. Beatz, real name Kasseem Dean, is married to R&B...
Feds Drag Rapper Swizz Beatz Into Megapload Case

World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

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In the majority of cases, rightsholders avoid pursuing BitTorrent users in Sweden since it’s technically problematic to prove more than an individual case of unauthorized sharing, such as that of a single movie, TV show, or music album. Small infringements like this aren’t generally considered worthy of criminal prosecution. This...
World’s Unluckiest BitTorrent Pirate Fined But Avoids Jail

Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement

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Over the years we have seen plenty of scam artists trying to make a few bucks off BitTorrent users and other file-sharers, but the stunt that’s being pulled off by the “Internet Copyright Law Enforcement Agency” tops them all. Disguised as copyright trolls, the unregistered outfit is targeting file-sharers across...
Scammers Extort BitTorrent Users Posing as Law Enforcement

Hollywood Continues To Kill Innovation, Simply By Hinting At Criminal Prosecution Of Cyberlockers

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We noted right after the US government shut down Megaupload, that it was creating massive chilling effects on all sorts of online cloud businesses -- leading some to already turn off useful services that consumers and businesses relied on. It appears that process is continuing. Last week, Paramount's VP of...
Hollywood Continues To Kill Innovation, Simply By Hinting At Criminal Prosecution Of Cyberlockers

O'Dwyer lawyers used novel legal arrangement to resolve extradition case

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Owen Bowcott examines the legal implications of the O'Dwyer case for the future of extradition arrangements between UK and USLawyers for Richard O'Dwyer used a novel legal arrangement to avoid the undergraduate being forcibly extradited to America where he is wanted on breaching film copyrights.His barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, told...
O'Dwyer lawyers used novel legal arrangement to resolve extradition case
UK to go easy on prosecuting offensive Twitter users who show remorse

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

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Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. [Read more]...
U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance

Feds Can Search, Seize P2P Files Without Warrant

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A federal appeals court rules that files traded on peer-to-peer networks can be nabbed by the authorities without a court warrant. Those files may be used in a criminal prosecution....
Feds Can Search, Seize P2P Files Without Warrant

Once Again, The Administration Vindictively Charges A Whistleblower As Being A Spy

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This is getting ridiculous. When President Obama was campaigning and even when he first took office, he claimed that it was a priority to support whistleblowing activities. And yet, as President, he has been ridiculously aggressive in pushing vindictive criminal lawsuits against whistleblowers -- often by abusing the Espionage Act....
Once Again, The Administration Vindictively Charges A Whistleblower As Being A Spy

Remorseful Twitter and Facebook jokers less likely to face prosecution

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Social media misuse guidelines to differentiate between offensive posts and those that involve credible threatsDrunken Twitter and Facebook users who post grossly offensive messages online may be less likely to face prosecution if they hit delete and express remorse after they sober up, Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions,...
Remorseful Twitter and Facebook jokers less likely to face prosecution

Why Mike Lynch Is Playing PR Hardball with HP

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Why is Mike Lynch being so publicly aggressive in defending himself against Hewlett-Packard? The founding CEO of Autonomy today lashed out in an open letter to HP’s board of directors, demanding “immediate and specific allegations” concerning financial and accounting improprieties that HP said on Nov. 20 artificially inflated the value...
Why Mike Lynch Is Playing PR Hardball with HP

Feds say US ties make Megaupload subject to criminal law

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The United States government has told a Virginia judge that a long list of American connections makes Megaupload subject to US criminal law. The Friday court filing was a response to the company's argument that its lack of a US mailing address makes it immune from criminal prosecution in the...
Feds say US ties make Megaupload subject to criminal law
Kim Dotcom picks Me.ga domain for his Megaupload sequel

Kim Dotcom Avoids "Unsafe" .Com, Picks Me.Ga for New Megaupload

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Despite ongoing criminal proceedings Kim Dotcom and his team are gearing up to launch a new Megaupload, which will simply be called “Mega”. The spin-off is set to launch on January 20, exactly one year after Megaupload was shut down. According to Dotcom the new Mega will be bigger, better,...
Kim Dotcom Avoids "Unsafe" .Com, Picks Me.Ga for New Megaupload

Paul Ceglia's At It Again, Claiming His Constitutional Rights Are Being Violated

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Mr. Ceglia. (facebook.com) You’ve got to hand it to Paul Ceglia, the man who would own Facebook. Most people, when charged with criminal fraud by the U.S. government, would abandon the civil lawsuit that got them into trouble in the first place. Not Mr. Ceglia. This onetime wood-pellet salesman is...
Paul Ceglia's At It Again, Claiming His Constitutional Rights Are Being Violated

Ann Coulter faces criminal prosecution if she goes to Canada

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Ann Coulter faces criminal prosecution if she goes to Canada

Megaupload Launches Frontal Attack on White House Corruption

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“The Truth will come out.” Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been announcing it for months on his website and a white paper released today is the first big step towards that goal. Titled “The United States vs You (and Kim Dotcom)” and written by Megaupload lawyers Ira Rothken and Robert...
Megaupload Launches Frontal Attack on White House Corruption

Drunk Twitter users unlikely to face criminal prosecution

www.telegraph.co.uk
People who post offensive messages on websites such as Twitter while drunk only to delete them when they sober up are unlikely to face criminal prosecution, the director of public prosecutions said yesterday....
Drunk Twitter users unlikely to face criminal prosecution
MIT Responds to Death of Activist Aaron Swartz, Begins Internal Investigation

SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud

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At its height in 2010, SurfTheChannel.com was among the most-visited streaming link websites on the Internet with more than 400,000 visitors a day. This popularity didn’t go unnoticed by the UK and US entertainment industries, who went to extremes to bring the site down. Aside from the use of an...
SurfTheChannel Owner Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Defraud

ITC judge recommends import ban on Microsoft's Xbox

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An administrative law judge for the International Trade Commission issued a recommendation that the commission ban 4GB and 250 GB Xbox gaming consoles from import to the United States. The recommendation(PDF) was released to the public on Monday, and would punish Microsoft for infringing against some of Motorola’s patents. The...
ITC judge recommends import ban on Microsoft's Xbox

Social Whistleblower Wikileaks Raises Two-Thirds of Operating Budget, Steps Up Activity

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Wikileaks.org, the non-profit website run by The Sunshine Press reached a key funding milestone. The site for corporate and government whistleblowers, had to suspend operations in early January 2010 due to lack of funds. It successfully reached the milestone of gathering two-thirds of its annual operating budget last Friday (Twitter...
Social Whistleblower Wikileaks Raises Two-Thirds of Operating Budget, Steps Up Activity

California sends a cease and desist order to the Bitcoin Foundation

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California's Department of Financial Institutions has issued a cease and desist letter to the Bitcoin Foundation for "allegedly engaging in the business of money transmission without a license or proper authorization," according to Forbes. The news comes after Bitcoin held its "Future of Payments" conference in San Jose last...
California sends a cease and desist order to the Bitcoin Foundation
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