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Hotfile forks over $80 million to settle MPAA copyright suit

Along with paying millions of dollars, the file-sharing locker is also ordered to introduce copyright filtering technology or cease all operations.

By December 3, 2013


MegaUpload's closure boosts movie rentals and sales

A new study shows that in the months following the takedown of Kim DotCom's cyberlocker, online movie revenue increased by 6 percent to 10 percent.

By March 7, 2013


MegaUpload founder teases new music service, Megabox

The service is apparently designed to allow users to download tracks, while still helping artists raise cash.

By September 26, 2012


Pirate Bay's Warg, back in Sweden, busted on hacking charges

Gottfried Svartholm Warg, co-founder of the controversial file-sharing service, gets booted out of Cambodia and arrested as soon as he lands in Sweden -- on charges of hacking tax records.

By September 11, 2012


FileSonic goes offline

Online file storage site FileSonic is no longer online, months after it restricted users' service in the wake of the MegaUpload raid.

By September 3, 2012


Megabox music service to come 'this year,' says Kim DotCom

Citing an invention called the "Megakey," DotCom says that when users download music for free on the Web site, artists will still earn revenue.

By August 13, 2012


MegaUpload sees big court win, but case far from over

A New Zealand court has ruled that the warrants served on Kim DotCom's home in January were invalid. But at this point, the decision is not a knockout blow to U.S. case against DotCom.

By June 28, 2012


MegaUpload to court: Put civil cases against us on hold

MegaUpload lawyers want the court to hold up civil suits filed in March against the cyberlocker service until the criminal charges filed by the U.S. are resolved.

By May 10, 2012


Unpacking the MegaUpload mega-conspiracy theories

Secrecy, drama and chaos surround the DOJ's over-the-top takedown of "cyberlocker" MegaUpload and eccentric CEO Kim Dotcom. Here's my guide to two prominent conspiracy theories and where they fall short.

By May 10, 2012


EFF to federal court: Return MegaUpload data now

The government seized MegaUpload's user data and one former user has run out of patience with negotiations to decide what should be done with it. He wants a federal court to order that his footage be returned.

By May 25, 2012