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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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Kim Dotcom claims he’s been under unlawful surveillance

MegaUpload founder and perpetual courtroom denizen, Kim Dotcom, still finds himself battling with unknown forces. This time he’s claiming that a camera placed in a hotel room opposite his apartment was pointed directly at him. Although official claims are that it was filming the nearby harbour, it has since been …

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Mega confirms breach, but claims user data still safe

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The Mega file locker has admitted that some of its corporate data, specifically relating to its blog and help-centre system was stolen by hackers. However, it categorically denies claims that its main file locker system has been compromised, and promises users that their data is safe and secure. When initially …

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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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Catch up on Dotcom’s livestreamed extradition appeal here

The Kim Dotcom extradition appeal is an ongoing legal battle between the German national and the combined might of the NZ and U.S. governments, but it’s not happening quietly. You can watch a replay of the livestream now, in preparation for its continuance Thursday (NZ time) early tomorrow. Dotcom’s legal …

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NZ courts give approval for Dotcom trial live stream

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For the first time in New Zealand’s history, one of its court trials will be live streamed to the world and it’s Kim Dotcom’s extradition appeal that will break this new ground. It should give viewers much deeper insight into the case itself, but also a look at how the …

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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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Kim Dotcom and Mega trade barbs over service’s future

Kim Dotcom, the endlessly legally embattled founder of the MegaUpload and Mega file lockers, has recently changed his tune on the latter’s viability as a service, calling on users to back up files and warning that it’s no longer a safe place to store data. Riled up by his negative …

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Kim Dotcom is still battling to get his money back

Kim Dotcom, the founder of Mega, MegaUpload, Baboom and the Internet Party, has been in and out of court for over four years now, hoping to avoid being sent to the U.S. to stand trial for various charges relating to his long-shut-down file locker operation. While he looks set to …

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Dotcom gets at least one more summer in New Zealand

The appeal for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial has been set of August, so the MegaUpload founder will have at least a few more months to prepare and  can finish out this summer there. This comes despite demands from the U.S. that his appeal be fast tracked to hurry …

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Kim Dotcom releases $24 million music video, ‘Good Life’

Kim Dotcom might not be living the good life so much these days, having moved out of his mansion and facing extradition, but he did once. Back before his arrest in 2012, he did just about whatever he wanted, when he wanted, as his recently re-released song, ‘Good Life’ attests to. Featuring …

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Courts rule Kim Dotcom to be extradited to the U.S.

Kim Dotcom is to be sent to America to faced charges on conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, money laundering and fraud, as per the whims of the New Zealand court that presided over his extradition trial. Although the German entrepreneur has promised to appeal, him and his co-defendants have all …

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Kim Dotcom given access to Hong Kong funds

One of the biggest pieces of contention in the Kim Dotcom extradition saga, has been whether the MegaUpload founder should have access to the money he made during the file-locker’s life. While not all of it has been returned to him, the New Zealand High Court has now given access …

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Dotcom case ends, U.S. attempts last-minute evidence submission

The long awaited extradition trial of legally-embattled Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants has finally come to close, but not before the prosecution attempted to submit a last-minute piece of evidence, despite its side of the case having ended weeks ago. Regardless, this marks the beginning of the end of a …

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U.S. asks judge throw out Kim Dotcom evidence, gets declined

The United States government has thrown its weight around during the extradition trial of legally embattled file locker founder Kim Dotcom, with a request sent to the judge presiding over the trial to throw out all evidence provided by Dotcom’s defence. Announcing however that he wants a “fair extradition,” the …

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Kim Dotcom begins extradition defence

Larger than life internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been in the sights of U.S. and New Zealand authorities for years as they attempted to deport him to America to face charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and money laundering. While he managed to postpone the necessary extradition trial for …

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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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