The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has struck again, winning over a US court which has denied an appeal from a woman currently losing a legal battle with the music industry body, who are seeking $222,000 for a measly 24 illegal downloads. This seems to be the final play in a lawsuit that has
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom plans on celebrating the 1-year anniversary of his arrest in absolute style – by launching a site even bigger than the one that got him arrested in the first place. The file-sharing visionary will be launching his new file-sharing service Mega tomorrow, following what’s looking like being a massive launch party.
Megaupload founder and larger-than-life digital bandit Kim Dotcom has marked January 20 as the triumphant return of his company. Simply coined Mega, Dotcom plans on taking the world by storm with the service that already has the Feds up in arms. According to The Washington Post, Dotcom has great faith in the new system, which
The High Court has dismissed the copyright infringement appeal case today against Perth based ISP iiNet in what’s being called a “landmark” ruling. The high court’s 5 judges ruled that iiNet had “had no direct technical power” to prevent it’s users from downloading pirated content. The lawsuit against iiNet was originally filed in late 2008
Kim Dotcom, founder of the popular file-sharing website MegaUpload, has been released after a judge decided that he lacked the means to flee, because of the seizure on his funds. The site was shut down in January and several employees were arrested for violating piracy laws. The site had been accused of costing copyright holders
Popular Bittorrent site BTjunkie has voluntarily shut down after feeling the pressure from the recent shut down of popular file sharing site MegaUpload, and Piratebay legal action. This comes two weeks after sites FileSonic and FileServe also disabled file-sharing capabilities and restricted downloading to files uploaded to the user’s own accounts. The BTjunkie posted the
The scheduled deletion of MegaUpload’s entire file archive has been put on hold today, so that its millions of users would have the opportunity to retrieve their personal content from the popular file-sharing service. The entire contents of MegaUpload was set to be removed on Thursday by Carpathia and Cogent, two of MegaUpload’s file server
MegaUpload’s large storage of files could be removed this week according to US federal prosecutors, possibly as soon as Thursday, even though the company claims that millions of its users store their own data, including personal files such as family photos and documents. No one has been able to access their data since the US
The RIAA have released a statement on their blog about the recent MegaUpload arrests, and downing of the popular file-sharing companies site. They go on to speak about how it was dodgy practices by the site’s owners that eventually led to its downfall, and that shutting sites involved with piracy will lead to people switching
Another file sharing website has reacted to the recent MegaUpload arrests and website suspension. This time Fileshare has decided to take action to clean themselves of any wrong doing by suspending accounts associated with piracy en masse. Many users are signing in to their accounts today, only to find they’ve had their accounts suspended due
It appears the recent arrests and shut-down of popular file sharing site MegaUpload may be making other sites question their positions after another popular file sharing site, FileSonic, has appeared to have bowed to pressure about illegal file sharing on its network, now only allowing personal upload files to be retrieved. This message now appears
The arrest of MegaUpload’s founder Kim Dotcom (also known as Kim Schmitz) has been described as being played out like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster after police backed by helicopters swarmed his $23 million mansion on Thursday. According to the SMH, police arrived at his mansion only to find it was activated with an
Hacktivist collective Anonymous have continued attacks on various Music Industry and Government websites today after vowing retaliation for the US authorities taking down file-sharing site MegaUpload, and making several arrests for violating piracy laws, including owner Kim Dotcom. The FBI’s website along with various copyright and royalties organisations have now been hit, including the Broadcast
Hacktivist collective Anonymous have made retaliation attacks after popular file-sharing site MegaUpload was taken down last night, and owner Kim Dotcom charged under piracy laws. So far the sites such as Universal Music Group, Motion Picture Association of America, RIAA and Department of Justice have all been downed in what could only be the beginning.
MegaUpload, one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, has been shut down and several employees, including the founder, have been charged with violating piracy laws. The site has been accused of costing copyright holders over $500 million in lost revenue from pirated music and other content. The shut-down comes only a day after websites such
For those of you who were confused by Wikipedia being down for 24 hours, and angered at not being able to finish your essay on time, do not fret, your stress was not in vain. It was in protest of an attempt to put a vice grip on the last real forum of free speech.