+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 29 of 29
IT News Thread, Megaupload taken down in Other News; Apparently kim dotcom is current in New Zealand which is my country. I have herd of megauploads.com but never herd ...
  1. #16
    Patrickv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    59
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    6
    Apparently kim dotcom is current in New Zealand which is my country. I have herd of megauploads.com but never herd of the (owner/ person of interest(s)) residing in New Zealand until now.

  2. #17

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,787
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626
    Well, it seems the whole MegaUpload thing is taking a bit of a twist, with not only Kim Dotcom now (apparently) being granted bail, but this report that they may have been launching a new service that would have upset LOTS of people in high musical places: Is This The Real Reason Why MegaUpload Was Shut Down? - Forbes
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 23rd April 2012 at 12:44 PM.

  3. #18

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,787
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626
    *UPDATE* May The Farce be With You!

    From El Reg today: Megaupload case near collapse: report ? The Register

    An American district court judge has cast doubt over the whole Megaupload trial, telling the FBI the criminal charges against Kim Dotcom may never make it to trial.

    The New Zealand Herald is reporting that during a hearing in Virginia the judge, Liam O’Grady, doubted if “we are ever going to have a trial in this matter” when advised that Megaupload has never been served with papers in the US.
    As the newspaper notes, the criminal conspiracy charges in America are vital to the trial as a whole: without a charge carrying a five-year maximum sentence, the FBI won’t be able to meet the criteria necessary to having Dotcom extradited.

    The judge’s remarks were made during ongoing legal argument over the future of data held on Megaupload’s servers, during which judge O’Grady asked for more information about why Megaupload had not been served in America.

  4. #19

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,528
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    So basically, the US has messed this one up good and proper...

    However, they have succeeded in ruining a business and causing 220 people to become unemployed.

  5. #20
    gshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,648
    Thank Post
    164
    Thanked 217 Times in 200 Posts
    Rep Power
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    So basically, the US has messed this one up good and proper...

    However, they have succeeded in ruining a business and causing 220 people to become unemployed.
    Megaupload to sue for damages?

  6. #21

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,528
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Megaupload to sue for damages?
    Who do they sue? Would the US government allow it, as they could just claim sovereign immunity?

    They could sue the New Zealand and Hong Kong police I suppose.

    It'll be interesting how this goes now though.

  7. #22

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,787
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626
    It looks like Kim Dotcom is to launch a new file sharing service called 'Mega' with no US hosting, ISP etc: Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site ? The Register

  8. #23

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,841
    Thank Post
    569
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Aye, hope the cheating moron fails big time. Arrogant and cocky, destined to fail.

  9. #24

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,802
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224
    Actually it's exactly that attitude you need to succeed in business. :S

  10. #25

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    5,841
    Thank Post
    569
    Thanked 994 Times in 766 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    460
    Unfortunately the case - how else do Apple succeed so?
    However most legitimate businesspeople wouldn't goad justice systems and entire governments like a spoiled child. But then again, Kim hasn't ever actually grown up. I remember him as a spoiled, arrogant and cocky cheating gitbag over 10 years ago and nothing has changed. Frankly, it's no better than letting a known criminal set up a private jail.

  11. #26

    JJonas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Walsham, Norfolk
    Posts
    3,068
    Thank Post
    379
    Thanked 428 Times in 317 Posts
    Rep Power
    361
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It looks like Kim Dotcom is to launch a new file sharing service called 'Mega' with no US hosting, ISP etc: Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site ? The Register
    Given the problems people have had getting their legitimate data from Megaupload since it closure I wonder how many are going to use me.ga?

  12. #27

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,787
    Thank Post
    572
    Thanked 2,154 Times in 982 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    626
    I hate to use this phrase, but 'there is a market for it'. What does seem interesting is the fact that all data is encrypted and none of the Mega staff will have access to the files thereby ensuring that the site owners will genuinely have no knowledge of the content stored there.

  13. #28

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,802
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224
    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Given the problems people have had getting their legitimate data from Megaupload since it closure I wonder how many are going to use me.ga?
    Equally, if not more blame for that situation can be put at the feet of the US government. Remember it was raided by the FBI, and they have the data now.

    Feds Say No Dice in Retrieving Your Data Seized in Megaupload Case | Threat Level | Wired.com

  14. #29

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,528
    Thank Post
    513
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,862 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    822
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I hate to use this phrase, but 'there is a market for it'. What does seem interesting is the fact that all data is encrypted and none of the Mega staff will have access to the files thereby ensuring that the site owners will genuinely have no knowledge of the content stored there.
    Don't think that'd hold water - as other sites which simply *link* to data (ie. act as an index) have been judged to be facilitating copyright infringement. So, Me.ga maintaining a database of file names, sizes etc... could still be classified as them facilitating infringement.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 61
    Last Post: 14th November 2005, 08:27 AM
  2. Script to shut down computers in a certain OU
    By tosca925 in forum Scripts
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25th September 2005, 09:23 PM
  3. Calm Down Dear, It's Just A Commercial
    By StewartKnight in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 14th July 2005, 11:31 AM
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11th July 2005, 09:35 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •