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.
RIAA lawsuit accuses the defunct file-sharing service of "massive copyright infringement" of music.
The U.S. government fires back at the file-sharing service's claims that it was deceived by the feds.
The file-sharing service's founder Kim Dotcom takes to Twitter to bash web-hosting company LeaseWeb for deleting millions of users' files.
Kim DotCom, founder of the controversial MegaUpload service, says that the new site avoids violating U.S. copyright law.
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.
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.
The prime minister calls for an investigation into claims that a government bureau intercepted communications in the MegaUpload case unlawfully.
The New Zealand judge presiding over the MegaUpload case criticizes U.S. attempts to strengthen international copyright laws.
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.