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.
DotCom is about to start another cloud locker service. The U.S. Attorney notes that DotCom said under oath he would not restart the business.
The cyberlocker's founder Kim Dotcom says that he recently learned a "large number of Mega accounts" were being used by people in the Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate.
User data from blocked site MegaUpload could be deleted as soon as Thursday.
The U.S. attorney overseeing the MegaUpload case asks the court to deny a request by MegaUpload's hosting service for a protective order on the company's servers.
Sites selling pirated software and other digital goods generate about 53 billion visits a year, according to a report from MarkMonitor.
A huge sum of cash, a fleet of exotic vehicles, and many domain names could become government property if the accused MegaUpload founders are guilty.
Seven people accused of operating the site and committing acts of online piracy were named in an indictment. Four people--including Kim DotCom, aka Kim Schmitz--have been arrested in New Zealand.
A New York man is charged with copyright infringement nine months after the X-Men movie showed up on the Web before its release to theaters.