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MegaUpload slapped with suit by six major Hollywood studios

The MPAA says the now-defunct file-sharing site should pay millions because it allegedly infringed on copyrighted movies and TV shows, while encouraging others to do the same.

By Apr. 7, 2014


Record labels join movie studios in suing MegaUpload, Dotcom

RIAA lawsuit accuses the defunct file-sharing service of "massive copyright infringement" of music.

By Apr. 10, 2014


Feds: MegaUpload was not entrapped

The U.S. government fires back at the file-sharing service's claims that it was deceived by the feds.

By Jan. 14, 2013


Hosting service deletes all MegaUpload users' data

The file-sharing service's founder Kim Dotcom takes to Twitter to bash web-hosting company LeaseWeb for deleting millions of users' files.

By Jun. 19, 2013


MegaUpload will be reborn as Me.ga in January

Kim DotCom, founder of the controversial MegaUpload service, says that the new site avoids violating U.S. copyright law.

By Nov. 1, 2012


MegaUpload rises from the dead as Mega

Working from his safe haven in New Zealand, Kim DotCom announces a new file-sharing service called Mega, which will be similar to MegaUpload but with a twist.

By Oct. 18, 2012


MegaUpload users will get their day in court

Federal judge overseeing the MegaUpload case wants to see evidence to help him decide what to do with the files owned by MegaUpload's former users. MegaUpload's lawyer will want U.S. officials to testify.

By Oct. 4, 2012


New Zealand to probe spying into MegaUpload

The prime minister calls for an investigation into claims that a government bureau intercepted communications in the MegaUpload case unlawfully.

By Sep. 24, 2012


MegaUpload judge calls U.S. 'the enemy'

The New Zealand judge presiding over the MegaUpload case criticizes U.S. attempts to strengthen international copyright laws.

By Jul. 17, 2012


MegaUpload founder released on bail

In a surprise move, a New Zealand court releases Kim DotCom after concluding that the accused Internet pirate was not enough of a flight risk.

By Feb. 21, 2012