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MegaUpload 2.0 hit a Canadian stock exchange roadblock

The reason that the launch of Kim Dotcom’s MegaUpload 2.0 did not occur on the planned 20th January launch date, was because of a Canadian stock exchange. Although MegaUpload 2.0 was set to perform a reverse takeover of a Canadian firm in order to become publicly listed and increase its …

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Kim Dotcom to launch MegaUpload 2.0 in hours?

Consistently legally embattled entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom, has pledged to make a big announcement in just a few hours time. As he has consistently done since his original arrest in 2012, on its annual anniversary – 20th January – he plans to make a big announcement and this time around, it’s related …

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MegaUpload 2 won’t even host files itself

Since the original MegaUpload was shut down by authorities in 2012 and its many assets seized, original founder Kim Dotcom has been trying to develop a new file locker which cannot fall foul to old pitfalls. He’s not quite managed it yet, but MegaUpload 2.0 might make it a reality, …

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MegaUpload server failure potential a cause for concern

Close to five years on from the seizure of the MegaUpload servers following the arrest of site founder, Kim Dotcom, millions of users from all over the world still don’t have access to their data. Since the hosting company which currently stores the hardware has suggested the drives within them …

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MegaUpload is back, with MegaUpload 2 and Bitcache

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Kim Dotcom has launched the pitch for his new file locker, MegaUpload 2.0 and Bitcoin micro-transaction system, Bitcache. Teaming up with BnkTotheFuture, investors and fans can now contribute Bitcoin towards the ventures, with the original MegaUpload and Mega founder looking for just shy of £4 million to proceed with their …

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MegaUpload website now advertising cams and dating ads

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When Kim Dotcom was arrested in 2012, his assets seized along with his website, MegaUpload.org, all of the servers and their files, the associated services and the data of many millions of users, it shut it down with the purpose of preventing what it saw as further piracy. But nobody expected …

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Megaupload will make its return in January

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Kim Dotcom has not only confirmed his plans to bring back Megaupload after several years offline, but the new version of the site will launch in January 2017 on the fifth anniversary of the raid that took down the site originally. Megaupload will be returning in a “bigger, better way” …

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MegaUpload defence claims U.S. trial tactics ‘unfair’

The extradition trial of the MegaUpload operators, including Kim Dotcom, versus the United States, has been ongoing for just over a week now, with most of that time spent giving the New Zealand Crown Court – representing the U.S. – its opportunity to paint an unflattering picture of the site …

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U.S. government washes hands of MegaUpload servers

Remember back in January 2012 when MegaUpload was shut down and its servers were seized? The people who were paying customers of the site didn’t receive any compensation for that loss and despite many legal efforts by different individuals, nobody has been able to get their files back. It was …

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MegaUpload user still wants his files back

As much as we can argue over whether Kim Dotcom deserved to be arrested and his website, MegaUpload, shut down back in 2012, there is one group we can all agree were victims: the users. MegaUpload members had no warning that one January morning three years ago that the files …

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MegaUpload software dev. pleads guilty on copyright charges

One of the software developers that worked on the long defunct MegaUpload file locker site, founded by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, after being arrested in the US just a few days ago. His sentence will see him spend the next …

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Ex-MegaUpload programmer arrested in US

The once upon a time head of the MegaUpload file locker’s software development division, Andrus Nomm, has been arrested in the USA on charges of copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering. While the Estonian national was once named as a major player in the development of the defunct file …

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Dotcom to get cloned drives from Megaupload trial

It turns out that after all the legal wrangling and back and forthing in the courts, Kim Dotcom is going to have access to some of the evidence against him, as the Court of Appeals has ruled that although the raid on his house in January 2012 was legal, the …

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Judge halts Megaupload civil suits

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled for almost two and a half years. Originally arrested during a raid on his mansion back in January 2012, he’s been fighting his extradition from New Zealand ever since. In recent months however, he’s won a few legal skirmishes, enough so that …

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MPAA and RIAA staff had 2TB of data on MegaUpload

One of the cornerstones of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) case against file locker site MegaUpload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, is that the site was nothing to do with online backup of personal files, but was only a source of …

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Kim Dotcom debates MPAA on Megaupload live on air

Kim Dotcom and the MPAA are two legally represented entities that have been circling each other, locking horns and disengaging for years now, taking swings in the court and the papers but in all but a few cases, they’ve had lawyers buffering their commentary. However following on from the lobby …

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Megaupload servers wiped in data massacre

A large number of the servers used by Megaupload during its operation to store the data of its customers, have been wiped out by Netherlandic firm, Leaseweb, in a move it said, was to help free up space after it received no interest from either Dotcom or authorities to examine …

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Kim Dotcom publishes white paper on Megaupload case

Kim Dotcom, the internet mogul behind Megaupload, Mega and the ongoing extradition trial between himself and several government authorities, has today published a white paper on his official site, explaining everything that led up to this point and how authorities conspired against him and his company. Written by Dotcom‘s lawyers …

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Dotcom muses of Megaupload class action lawsuit

Kim Dotcom has been hitting Twitter again over the past 24 hours, though not to discuss the rampant success or security concerns over the recently launched file locker successor, Mega, but the potential for a class action lawsuit from himself, his staff and Megaupload users against the US government. Back …

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Canada won’t ship Megaupload servers to US

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Even with a heavily worded request from US authorities for 32 Megaupload servers, a Canadian court has rejected the proposal, suggesting that since personal information could be part of the data, that it must first ascertain what is stored on them before the hand over. Despite having lost almost every …

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Megaupload to be reborn as Mega

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Despite Kim Dotcom also pushing next-gen music service, Megabox, he also has plans to bring back Megaupload, under a new banner simply titled: “Mega.” This will be more of an homage to the original service, providing a file locker that is designed to circumvent the legal issues of its predecessor. …

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Megaupload user to get a hearing

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One of the users that has his data seized as part of the Megaupload takedown by US and NZ authorities, Kyle Goodwin, has been granted a hearing, that will allow him to fight for the retrieval of his data – something that the US officials are not keen on at …

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom released on bail

It has been exactly a month and two days since Kim Dotcom and three of his high-ranking employees were arrested in Auckland over file-sharing and copyright allegations and today Mr Dotcom was granted bail. The other three have already been released on bail. The North Shore District Court (literally 5 minutes …

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Megaupload data safe – for now

Yesterday we ran with a story which explained that Megaupload users may start losing their data. The latest news to reach us is that the data will be safe for a while longer. Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload is under trial for piracy, money laundering and racketeering charges and subsequently …

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Megaupload users may start losing data

Federal prosecutors in the states have said that data from Megaupload users could start being deleted by Thursday this week. The lawyers for the defense however are trying to fight the procedure, saying that they are less able to defend themselves in court if data is removed. US prosecutors have …

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