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Record labels join movie studios in suing MegaUpload, Dotcom

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

By April 10, 2014


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 April 7, 2014


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's DotCom gets a peek at government spy records

A New Zealand court orders its government to release records on the illegal surveillance and raid of DotCom's mansion, which may help the MegaUpload founder's case against U.S. extradition.

By December 5, 2012


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 June 19, 2013


Steve Wozniak visits with MegaUpload's Kim DotCom

The Apple cofounder stopped in to visit Kim DotCom, the accused video pirate, on a recent trip to New Zealand. See the photo.

By June 21, 2012


U.S. slams MegaUpload's request to dismiss criminal charges

The U.S. Attorney's office says the request by the defense is a waste of the court's time and resources.

By June 14, 2012


U.S. says MegaUpload's hosting service is no innocent bystander

Carpathia Hosting says it shouldn't have to heft costs of preserving MegaUpload's data, but U.S. attorney suggests managers should have predicted that partnering with a pirate site would be expensive.

By April 14, 2012


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 January 14, 2013


MegaUpload's host pleads for cash to preserve user files

Time's up, says Carpathia Hosting, the company that has maintained the 25 million gigabytes of data belonging to MegaUpload since the U.S. government shut the service down for alleged piracy.

By March 22, 2012