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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dotcom is trying to delay his extradition trial, again

Kim Dotcom has spent nearly four years avoiding, delaying and attempting to have thrown out, his extradition trial. The court date, if met, would see him and his fellow MegaUpload defendants legally battling to not be sent to the US to face charges related to the running of his file …

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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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Kim Dotcom: U.S. offered plea deal, I refused

While the United States has been pretty tight lipped about its ongoing attempts to extradite and imprison internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the German native has been very vocal about his side of the equation. In a recent Q&A on Slashdot, the Megaupload founder even suggested that the U.S. had attempted …

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Kim Dotcom’s data may be sent to the US after all

To say Kim Dotcom has been part of some protracted legal battles is a serious understatement. He’s been fighting his own extradition – or at least dodging the trial – since January 2012 and has been similarly fighting to have seized Megaupload servers and his own personal hard drives sent …

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US government seizes Dotcom’s millions again

Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled with US and New Zealand authorities for over three years. During that time he’s launched services and political entities and even found time to rank as one of the best FPS players in the world, but it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. One of …

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