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January 20, 2012
It is really offensive to say that just because people can upload bad things, therefore Megaupload is automatically responsible.
MegaUpload’s lawyer, Ira Rothken • Discussing the charges against the company, explained in length in an indictment released Thursday. The company hopes to return online and wants its servers back. It looks like MegaUpload might have some room for defense in the case, by the way — as TorrentFreak points out, a bunch of users on Twitter have complained loudly about losing their personal, legitimate files from the site when it was shut down. TorrentFreak goes further, suggesting that the federal government, in its indictment, went out of its way to frame the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in a way that made MegaUpload look like it was non-compliant. In related news, word of a replacement site for MegaUpload, based in the Netherlands, reportedly showed up on Twitter; no word if it’s sanctioned.
16:02 // 2 years ago
You will not read a more exciting document today than the MegaUpload indictment. This thing has it all, to the point where it refers to the company as “Mega Conspiracy” on numerous occasions. No matter how you feel about MegaUpload — yeah, a lot of copyrighted material passed through it, but the mixtape subculture, for example, may struggle without it, and Swizz Beatz needs to find a new sixth job — this is seriously riveting stuff. They will someday make a movie about Kim Dotcom, and it might be a more exciting film than the Julian Assange movie.
0:28 // 2 years ago