MEGAUPLOAD

January 17th, 2013

Ontario Court Says No to Request for Megaupload Servers

Almost a year after the Megaupload raid, a court in Ontario has refused a request by U.S authorities to hand over 32 servers located in the province. Attorneys for Megaupload argued that the servers contained information that was irrelevant to the case. Ira Rothken, lead attorney for the company, asked the court to deny the [...]

August 8th, 2012

Video Reveals Raid on MegaUpload Founder’s Mansion

While Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz is often known for grandiose tales and exaggeration, a video obtained by New Zealand’s Channel 3 News shows that his description of his arrest — a violent SWAT style takedown — was completely accurate. The video opens with an early morning raid on the Dotcom mansion, involving SWAT officers swooping [...]

July 5th, 2012

Did Joe Biden Order the Shutdown of MegaUpload?

Joe Biden has been accused by former cyberlocker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz of personally ordering the shutdown of MegaUpload at the behest of the MPAA. Mr. Schmitz’s purported evidence is a White House visitor’s log he obtained that shows a meeting took place in the White House between Vice President Biden, MPAA chief Chris [...]

June 29th, 2012

New Zealand Court Finds MegaUpload Raid Illegal

A New Zealand court has determined that search warrants used by police in the January raid of the residence of MegaUpload boss Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz were illegal. Prosecutors in New Zealand working at the behest of the F.B.I allege Mr. Schmitz was the ringleader of cabal that benefitted handsomely from the unauthorized distribution of [...]

June 21st, 2012

MegaUpload Founder Proves He’s “Too Legit To Quit” With New Music-Sharing Venture

As the case against Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz collapses, the former cyberlocker mogul has taken to creating a new venture – with the putative support of Steve Wozniak and the definite support of a few major musicians – that promises to “unchain” artists from the traditional model of music distribution. First announced last year before [...]

May 2nd, 2012

MegaUpload Saga Nears Conclusion: ‘Dotcom’ Wins Back Some Assets

As the case against Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz collapses, the former cyberlocker tycoon has won back some of his assets in court that were seized in a January raid. Mr. Schmitz will have nearly $1 million in cash and cars returned to him that had been confiscated after he was arrested, including his Mercedes-Benz G55AMG [...]

April 23rd, 2012

MegaUpload Boss May Walk Free as U.S Government’s Case Suffers Setbacks

Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, the founder of MegaUpload, may never face trial in the United States as the judge presiding over the case has told the F.B.I that the company has not been properly served criminal papers because it may be outside of American jurisdiction. “I frankly don’t know that we are ever going to [...]

March 23rd, 2012

MegaUpload Host Pondering Deleting Data

Much to the chagrin of Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz and the prosecutors who are working to convict him, Carpathia, MegaUpload’s Virginia based webhost, says it will delete the 25 petabytes of MegaUpload data it is still hosting unless someone pays the hosting bill. Currently, the former digital storage locker’s servers are frozen to preserve data [...]

March 13th, 2012

‘Mega Conspiracy’ Investigation Reveals That U.S Government Officials use MegaUpload

Former digital storage locker service MegaUpload was not only popular among Internet ‘civilians’, but also officials from the U.S Department of Justice and Senate according to new revelations from the site’s proprietor Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz. “Guess what – we found a large number of Mega accounts from U.S Government officials including the Department of [...]

March 9th, 2012

MegaUpload Founder Faces Legal Trouble in Hong Kong as New Zealand Residency is Approved

Two weeks after MegaUpload founder Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz was granted bail in Auckland, and conditional residency in New Zealand, a Hong Kong court has convicted him on eight business charges. The charges in Hong Kong are relatively minor, and relate to technical improprieties in the purchase of shares. This resulted in a fine of [...]