Megaupload.com Gets Hit By Mega Piracy Indictment

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  1. CJIS MassCops Member

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    After dramatic raid, Megaupload shutdown reverberates in markets
    Boston Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎

    By Herald Wire Services Ina dramatic, digital-age stand-off that played like a scene from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of New Zealand police backed by helicopters swarmed the barricaded mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to arrest him on Friday ...
  3. cc3915 Masscops Angel

    Internet's Dr Evil sprang electronic locks in his 'Bond villain lair' and retreated to safe room as police swooped

    It sounds like something more reminiscent of a James Bond film than real life.
    When police officers attempted to arrest the man accused of being one of the world's biggest internet pirates at his multi-million pound mansion, things were a bit trickier than they might have expected.
    Instead of giving himself up easily, Kim Dotcom refused to let the police in, activated a number of locking mechanisms in his sprawling home and then hid in a safe room.
  4. CJIS MassCops Member

    Megaupload boss says he's innocent, rival stops file-sharing
    Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎

    By Michael Perry | AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload was ordered to be held in custody by a New Zealand court on Monday, as he denied charges of internet piracy and money laundering and said authorities were trying to ...
  5. Peter T Davis Webmaster

    Damn, how the hell much money has he made on that site anyway? Looks like I could fit my house inside of his fifty times over. Why do the crooks always make more money than the honest folks.... :/
  6. CJIS MassCops Member

    From what I understand there was premium accounts that you had to pay for for fast downloads so you do the math.
  7. HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Look at the way he's posed, looks like a dick.
  8. Peter T Davis Webmaster

    The thought that people who are downloading pirated materials would PAY for an account to do it faster has short-circuited the logic board in my brain. o_O
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      Reuters/TVNZ via Reuters TV
      Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears in Auckland's North Shore District Court after his arrest in this still image taken from a January 20, 2012 video.
    Kim Dotcom, founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, has been denied bail in New Zealand as authorities in the U.S. seek his extradition.
    Police last week arrested Dotcom and three Megaupload employees on U.S. accusations they facilitated millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content, costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue.
    The first extradition hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22 in a process that could last a year or more.
    Dotcom, 38, insists he is innocent and poses no flight risk.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/24/megaupload-founder-denied-bail-as-us-seeks-extradition/?test=latestnews#ixzz1kQSbv3c3
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    New Zealand court bails two associates of Megaupload founder
    Reuters - ‎28 minutes ago‎

    | WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court granted bail on Thursday to two associates of the founder of online file-sharing website Megaupload, accused of being involved in a scheme that allegedly made more than $175 million from Internet piracy and ...
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