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 ...
30th January 2012, 12:19 AM #16
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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.
22nd February 2012, 01:56 PM #17
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
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23rd April 2012, 12:45 PM #18
*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
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.
23rd April 2012, 12:48 PM #19
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.
23rd April 2012, 01:02 PM #20
Megaupload to sue for damages?
Originally Posted by localzuk
23rd April 2012, 01:14 PM #21
Who do they sue? Would the US government allow it, as they could just claim sovereign immunity?
Originally Posted by gshaw
They could sue the New Zealand and Hong Kong police I suppose.
It'll be interesting how this goes now though.
1st November 2012, 12:54 PM #22
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
1st November 2012, 01:03 PM #23
Aye, hope the cheating moron fails big time. Arrogant and cocky, destined to fail.
1st November 2012, 01:40 PM #24
Actually it's exactly that attitude you need to succeed in business. :S
1st November 2012, 01:43 PM #25
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.
1st November 2012, 01:49 PM #26
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?
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
1st November 2012, 02:03 PM #27
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.
1st November 2012, 06:55 PM #28
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.
Originally Posted by JJonas
Feds Say No Dice in Retrieving Your Data Seized in Megaupload Case | Threat Level | Wired.com
1st November 2012, 07:01 PM #29
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.
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