Megaupload

  • 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...
  • Dead apps: 10 oncepopular Internet services that no longer exist July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, will finally be shuttered today. Much like Google Reader, the shutdown of other popular Internet services in the past have sparked harsh criticisms from users across the globe. We have witnessed the closure of a hatful of popular...
  • 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...
  • EFF seeks to save data on Megaupload servers February 3, 2012

    Washington: The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday asked federal prosecutors and lawyers for the Megaupload.com filesharing service to allow users who uploaded material to retrieve it as long as it was not copyrighted material. The group, which advocates for Internet privacy and digital rights, sent a letter on behalf of one...
  • 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...
  • 'Megaupload shutdown unlikely to deter piracy' January 24, 2012

    San Francisco: The crackdown on filesharing site Megaupload is expected to do little to reduce overall piracy of music, software and Hollywood movies, while potentially stifling emerging means of distributing content online. In the wake of last week's surprising indictment of the digital storage company and seven executives, other companies have...
  • Megaupload.com shutdown: US Dept of Justice site hacked January 21, 2012

    Portions of the Justice Department website became inoperable just hours after federal officials seized and shut down the filesharing website Megaupload.com. ...
  • US Internet piracy case brings New Zealand arrests January 20, 2012

    Wellington: With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest filesharing sites. Big enough, according to a US indictment, that it earned founder Kim Dotcom $42 million last year alone. The movie industry howled that the site was making...
  • US shutters Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate January 20, 2012

    Washington: The US government shut down the Megaupload.com content sharing website, charging its founders and several employees with massive copyright infringement, the latest skirmish in a highprofile battle against piracy of movies and music. The Department of Justice announced the indictment and arrests of four company executives on Thursday as debate...