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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.

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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.

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Kim Dotcom: Mega is now 'a $210M company'

Cloud-storage provider Mega aims to list on the New Zealand stock exchange, even as its founder faces possible extradition to the US over online piracy charges.

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German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

Driven by both a justified concern over home-produced plastic firearms and a desire to explore the potential for cheaper police weapons, German law enforcement picks up a 3D printer.

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Kim Dotcom eyes venture capital fund for privacy startups

The MegaUpload founder tweets that he's looking for partners and fund managers to kick off funding for privacy-focused startups.

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Ep. 1290: Where we feel the vibrations

Last week, a video of an sign language interpreter working at a Wu-Tang show had plenty of music lovers wondering about the job. We'll investigate today on the woman behind the signs.

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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.

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Kim Dotcom wins access to seized property from 2012 raid

The Megaupload founder wins his case after a court finds that the warrants used to raid his home were illegal.

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Kim Dotcom threatens to sue Twitter, others over patent

The controversial MegaUpload founder claims he holds the patent for two-factor authentication and all he wants from the tech companies is money for his defense.

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Jill Schlesinger carefully explains Bitcoin to The 404 guys so that their brains do not explode.

Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who parlayed Facebook cash into a multimillion dollar Bitcoin stake, say making money means working with the Feds. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Foundation is about to hire its first D.C. lobbyist.

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MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom (at right) was arrested in New Zealand on January 19.

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.

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Court rules Kim DotCom can sue New Zealand spy agency

The country's attorney general had sought to have the agency excluded from the MegaUpload founder's lawsuit.

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