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BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

torrentfreak.com
Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade. The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site’s operators decided to shut the site down for good today. The following message was posted...
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file

thenextweb.com
Back in August 2009, we reported on how the entire Pirate Bay could be downloaded in one 21.3GB file. At the time, we thought it was small – but now, as TorrentFreak reports, the notorious site has now been crammed into a truly minuscule 90MB zip file. The file, which...
You can now download the whole of The Pirate Bay in one 90MB file
Steve Wozniak speaks out in favor of net neutrality, supports Megaupload

Now BTJunkie shuts down: Who needs SOPA?

gigaom.com
In the weeks after Internet users and some of the web’s biggest companies rallied around to fight SOPA’s approach to curbing online piracy, filesharing services of all stripes have taken a thrashing. First Megaupload was shut down and its flamboyant owner charged, and then the Swedish courts ruled that the...
Now BTJunkie shuts down: Who needs SOPA?

Steve Wozniak Says The Case Against Kim Dotcom Is A Threat To Internet Innovation

www.businessinsider.com
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the U.S. piracy case against Kim Dotcom is "hokey" and a threat to Internet innovation. Wozniak and Dotcom spoke out against the federal case in separate interviews with The Associated Press Wednesday. Dotcom, the flamboyant founder of file-sharing site Megaupload,...
Steve Wozniak Says The Case Against Kim Dotcom Is A Threat To Internet Innovation

Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

www.theverge.com
BitTorrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuttered its service today, leaving behind only a holding page with the dates 2005-2012 and a message for its users: "This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we've decided to voluntarily shut down. We've been...
Search engine BTJunkie closes its doors

Kim Dotcom: US Military Had 15,634 Megaupload Accounts

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Kim Dotcom: US Military Had 15,634 Megaupload Accounts

Leaked Report Reveals Music Industry's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy

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Dated April 2012, the IFPI report obtained by TorrentFreak was put together by the music industry group’s chief anti-piracy officer Mo Ali. The 30-page report presents a global view of IFPI’s “problems”, “current and future threats” and the industry’s responses to them. IFPI says it has five possible reactions to...
Leaked Report Reveals Music Industry's Global Anti-Piracy Strategy

How startup StereoGrid helps artists get the most out of tracks that “leak” on the internet

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A new mixtape from the hip-hop group SlumVillage debuts today, so last week the band began the delicate process of building buzz online. They partnered with the New York startup StereoGrid, which set out to promote the song via its music delivery platform, a service that allows artists to send...
How startup StereoGrid helps artists get the most out of tracks that “leak” on the internet

FBI accused over Megaupload data

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The FBI has been accused of "illegally" copying evidence used in a case against file-sharing site Megaupload....
FBI accused over Megaupload data

U.S. Govt: Megaupload Users Should Sue Megaupload

torrentfreak.com
Nearly half a year has passed since Megaupload’s servers were raided by the U.S. Government, and still there is no agreement on how former users can retrieve their files. This prompted Megaupload user Kyle Goodwin, a sports reporter who used Megaupload to store work-related files, to take action. Helped by...
U.S. Govt: Megaupload Users Should Sue Megaupload

Megaupload Founder’s Home Seized, Co-Defendant Bailed

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Bram van der Kolk, the lead programmer of the now-defunct Megaupload cyberlocker, last appeared in court on January 26th. Judge David McNaughton agreed to give the Dutch national bail but his release was delayed for a week while his home was assessed for surveillance equipment suitability. Today, van der Kolk...
Megaupload Founder’s Home Seized, Co-Defendant Bailed

Video: Police Raid On The Mansion Of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom

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Kim Dotcom began giving evidence in the Auckland High Court yesterday at the start of a three day hearing into what happened during the January raid on his New Zealand mansion. The Megaupload founder described how he heard stones being kicked up onto his bedroom window by helicopters, later revealed...
Video: Police Raid On The Mansion Of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom

Megaupload and the twilight of copyright

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Kim Dotcom's business facilitated more online piracy than the mind can conceive. Yet it might have been legal. How did we get here? Is there any way out? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Roger Parloff, senior editor"] FORTUNE -- In a climate-controlled warehouse in Harrisonburg, Va., 1,103 computer servers, each equipped with 24...
Megaupload and the twilight of copyright

Megaupload co-founder granted bail, New Zealand judge rules he's not a flight risk

www.engadget.com
After being denied twice, Megupload co-founder Kim Dotcom has been granted bail by a New Zealand judge, who ruled he isn't in fact a flight risk. To date, the court's rationale for keeping Dotcom behind bars has been that he might flee to his native Germany in a bid...
Megaupload co-founder granted bail, New Zealand judge rules he's not a flight risk

Apple Founder “Woz” Visits Kim Dotcom

torrentfreak.com
In January, the U.S. Government announced that it had initiated one of “the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States.” That case was brought against Megaupload and its key employees, including founder Kim Dotcom. This ‘criminal’ label might have deterred some from associating with the larger than...
Apple Founder “Woz” Visits Kim Dotcom
Not just the pirates: Brazilian rights holders indicted for ripping off artists
RapidShare ordered to proactively check user uploads for copyrighted material
U.S. ISPs become ‘copyright cops’ starting July 12th

Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From “Overbroad And Ill-Conceived” MPAA Lawsuit

techcrunch.com
Cyberlocker services are under attack from every direction: not only are their services looking less and less necessary as more personal file-sharing services (like Dropbox) become popular, but the services they do offer are viewed by the media industry as solely used for evil. In the wake of the Megaupload...
Google Steps In To Defend Hotfile From “Overbroad And Ill-Conceived” MPAA Lawsuit

Megaupload: U.S. Government Trying to Rewrite the Rules

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Earlier this month Megaupload asked the court to dismiss its case because U.S. law doesn’t permit criminal proceedings against foreign companies. The issue has become crucial in the ongoing Megaupload proceedings, as it may lead to a premature dismissal of the case. According to “Rule 4″ of criminal procedure the...
Megaupload: U.S. Government Trying to Rewrite the Rules

Swizz Beatz on Megaupload: I Was Giving Artists 90% Of The Shit

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On the day Megaupload was taken down, record producer and rapper Swizz Beatz was listed as company CEO on the site’s homepage. The 33-year-old had been working with the file-hoster months earlier, having been deeply involved in the creation of the controversial Mega Song promotion. Following the arrest of Megaupload...
Swizz Beatz on Megaupload: I Was Giving Artists 90% Of The Shit

Police seize Megaupload founder’s $4.3M home, let pregnant wife stay

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Government officials have Megaupload founder and accused money-launderer Kim Dotcom right where they want him — locked up in New Zealand awaiting an extradition hearing — but that’s not stopping them from kicking the Internet mogul while he’s down. New Zealand authorities seized Dotcom’s $4.3 million Coatesville home today, according...
Police seize Megaupload founder’s $4.3M home, let pregnant wife stay

It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects

torrentfreak.com
Last Friday, US prosecutors filed an extradition request against four New Zealand-based suspects who were allegedly part of the so-called “Mega Conspiracy.” Kim Dotcom is wanted in the United States alongside other key Megaupload employees on racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering charges. In the battle to extradite the defendants,...
It’s Official: US Demands Extradition of Megaupload Suspects

MegaUpload's users may include U.S. government officials

news.cnet.com
The cyberlocker's founder Kim Dotcom says that he recently learned a "large number of Mega accounts" were being used by people in the Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate. [Read more]...
MegaUpload's users may include U.S. government officials

Too Big To Fail: Why Anonymous And Hacktivism Will Go On After Sabu

techcrunch.com
Earlier today, authorities descended on a hacker called Sabu and five of his cohorts, who are now in custody, with more than a little love lost between him and the bigger Anonymous group with which they were associated. The reports claim that Sabu (real name, Hector Xavier Monsegur) had been...
Too Big To Fail: Why Anonymous And Hacktivism Will Go On After Sabu

Megaupload judge quit after quote

www.bbc.co.uk
A New Zealand judge steps down from the file-sharing site extradition case after describing the US as "the enemy"....
Megaupload judge quit after quote

Megaupload Co-Founder Released On Bail

torrentfreak.com
Following his arrest almost a month ago, the co-founder of the now-defunct Megaupload file-hosting service has finally been granted bail. Mathias Ortmann was expected to be freed following a January 26th hearing but that was delayed when information collected by the authorities on his finances fell short of Ortmann’s own...
Megaupload Co-Founder Released On Bail

Pro-Copyright Judges Never Drop Cases Over Conflicts, So Why Does Megaupload Judge Have To Step Down?

www.techdirt.com
This isn't a huge surprise, but yesterday, we wrote about some comments by Judge David Harvey in New Zealand concerning region coding on DVDs and the New Zealand/US negotiations over the TPP agreement. None of this had anything to do with Megaupload or the Dotcom case, but at one point...
Pro-Copyright Judges Never Drop Cases Over Conflicts, So Why Does Megaupload Judge Have To Step Down?

Kim Dotcom: I'm no piracy king

www.guardian.co.uk
Founder of file-sharing website Megaupload compares US charges against him to WMD claims before Iraq warKim Dotcom has compared the US department of justice charges against him and his Megaupload website to the weapons of mass destruction claims in the leadup to the war against Iraq, accusing American prosecutors of...
Kim Dotcom: I'm no piracy king
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