KIM DOTCOM

  • Defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, founder Kim Dotcom sued by Hollywood movie studios April 9, 2014

    New York: Several major US studios filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Monday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its ebullient founder, Kim Dotcom. Megaupload, which US authorities shuttered in 2012, facilitated a "massive copyright infringement of movies and television shows," according to a statement issued by the Motion Picture Association...
  • Megaupload's Dotcom warns New Zealand against complying with US spying July 3, 2013

    Wellington: As revelations of US spying shed more light on a Washingtonled intelligencesharing alliance, a victim of illegal spying by member nation New Zealand on Wednesday warned against following the United States into "the dark ages of spying". Kim Dotcom, founder of online storage company Megaupload, was monitored by New Zealand's...
  • Review: Kim Dotcom's Mega service lacks versatility January 24, 2013

    New York: New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Dotcom still wanted by US authorities on allegations of copyright infringement launched a new online service this week for storing and sharing files. Staying true to his outsized personality and reputation for excess, Dotcom unveiled the Mega service with great fanfare, renting a...
  • Cyberlockers: All that you need to know January 20, 2013

    Auckland: Cyberlockers, are also known as cloud storage or file storage services, enable users to keep files, or back them up, on the internet. Users can access files from these virtual storage lockers, which operate on remote servers, from any computer with an internet connection, often more quickly than on personal...
  • Megaupload's Kim Dotcom launches new site 'Mega', says it's legal January 19, 2013

    Auckland: Kim Dotcom, founder of outlawed filesharing website Megaupload, said his new "cyberlocker" was not revenge on US authorities who planned a raid on his home, closed Megaupload and charged him with online piracy for which he faces jail if found guilty. Dotcom said his new offering, Mega.co.nz, which will launch...
  • Kim Dotcom plans Megaupload reboot, music service October 12, 2012

    Wellington: In a move bound to provoke US prosecutors and entertainment executives, indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is planning to launch a replacement of his shuttered website and a new online music service by year's end. The filesharing site that Dotcom started in 2005 was one of the most popular...
  • Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak slams US piracy case June 27, 2012

    Wellington: Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the US 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 filesharing site Megaupload, is accused by federal authorities...
  • Megaupload founder joked about 'hacker' past January 26, 2012

    Wellington: Two years ago, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom joked in emails with his new neighbours in New Zealand about his badboy reputation before telling them his criminal past was behind him and he was coming to the country with good intentions. "I am a former hacker" who was once convicted of...