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The judge in charge of the MegaUpload online piracy case has told the FBI that it may never come to trial due to the US never having filed criminal papers against the file sharing website.
It has been revealed that shortly before being shut down, Megaupload was investigating options for raising money for the organisation through a public stock offering.
A judge ruled today that the all the parties involved in the MegaUpload case must work together to come up with an agreement to preserve the data on the file sharing site's servers.
Christopher Dodd, the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a new interview he is "confident" there are conversations between the tech and entertainment industry about SOPA.
The Motion Picture Association of America told a federal court that it opposes allowing MegaUpload to buy back its servers, and that it also opposes allowing former users to access their files.
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has been given a way to access the Internet once again by a judge, along with access to a pool and the rights to drive to a recording studio to finish an album.
A man has filed a request to the judge that is handling the MegaUpload case in order to get back access to the files he stored on the now shut down file sharing website.
In the wake of MegaUpload's shut down earlier this year, a Hollywood film studio exec has named five other file sharing websites that could also receive the same treatment.
The now shut down file sharing web site MegaUpload is the subject of a new lawsuit from entertainment company ValCom which owns the rights to, among other things, the New Zoo Revue children's TV show.
A number of former MegaUpload users report that they have encountered a new online scam designed to scare them into paying money via a fake legal letter and threats of large fines
MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom, currently facing charges of online piracy, has been granted a monthly allowance of $60,000 a month plus the use of a car by a judge.
A judge has declared that the order to raid the assets of Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing web site MegaUpload, was handled incorrectly and has now been declared "null and void."
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claims in a new interview that the now shut down file sharing web site had accounts that were created by US government officials, including at the Justice Department.
Papers were filed in New Zealand by United States federal prosecutors, seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, and three of his associates.
In his first major interview since his arrest, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom defends the now shut down file sharing web site, saying, "I'm no copyright infringer".
Popular file sharing web site RapidShare has decided to cut the download speeds on the free version of its service in an attempt to drive away the actions of software pirates.
After spending a month in jail, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now shut down file sharing web site Megaupload, was surprisingly granted bail today in a New Zealand courtroom.
The well known torrent-based file sharing web site BTJunkie has decided to shut down its operations voluntarily after seven years, claiming the recent legal actions against such sites were the reason.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is teaming up with one of Megaupload's two server hosts, Carpathia, to assist Megaupload users in the possible retrieval of their data stored on the site.
In the massive indictment against the Megaupload file sharing web site, the FBI claimed that the site's team members wanted to copy the contents of YouTube back in 2006.
The FBI obtained Skype IM chats between employees of Megaupload before the file sharing web site was shut down earlier this month, with some chats indicating issues with its founder Kim Dotcom.
Megaupload's attorney claims that data from the now shut down file sharing web site will remain intact at the site's hosted servers for at least two more weeks thanks to a deal with the server hosts.
Data from the servers that hosted the Megaupload file sharing service could be deleted starting as early as Thursday, according to a letter from federal officials to those server hosting companies.
A side scroller platformer game, MegaUP, that makes some satirical points about the Megaupload case, has been released for the Xbox 360 as an Xbox Live Indie game.
The hacker group Anonymous is continuing to launch cyber attacks on various web sites around the world, with the newest victims being three Mexican government-based web sites.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may be in jail but this week someone on his New Zealand estate put up a realistic looking inflatable tank that scared his neighbors for a little while.
Two of the Megaupload team members that were arrested in New Zealand last week were granted bail today and were freed from jail while the file sharing site's founder, Kim Dotcom, remains in custody.
The hacker group Anonymous has claimed that the recently announced Anonymous file sharing web site is not officially backed by the group, but the site's organizers insist it is not a fake or scam.
One of the people arrested in the Megaupload case, Andrus Nomm, will be held in the Netherlands for 60 days pending his extradition to US officials for charges of online piracy.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was officially denied bail today and will remain in jail in New Zealand to face charges of online piracy by the US government in connection with Megaupload's shutdown.
The hacker group Anonymous has continued its run of cyber attacks inspired by the Megaupload shutdown by hacking and defacing the Federal Trade Commission's online security site
The hacker group Anonymous may be trying to develop its own version of the now shut down file sharing web site Megaupload, based on a new Twitter message and site that launched today.
Two more executives of the now shut down file sharing web site Megaupload have been arrested and charged with online piracy but one more team member is still at large.
It appears that popular file-sharing website Fileserve has closed their rewards program and are terminating any accounts that may have used it following the recent shock closure of MegaUpload
After the takedown of MegaUpload earlier this week, popular file-sharing website Filesonic has disabled their sharing functionality and now only allows you to retrieve your own uploaded files
Kim Dotcom, the controversial founder of the file sharing web site Megaupload, said via his attorney he is innocent of the online piracy charges in a bair hearing today in New Zealand.
Hong Kong customs officials have announced they have seized $42 million in assets from Megaupload as the investigation into the file sharing web site continues.
Kim Dotcom, who is currently in jail as part of this week's Megaupload raid on his home, was apparently the best online player in Activision's recent shooter Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
The hacker group Anonymous continued their cyber attack war on a number of web sites due to the raid on the Megaupload site, claiming they briefly shut down the CBS.com web site on Sunday.
Even more details about Thursday's raid of Megaupload's founder Kim Dotcom's home in New Zealand have been revealed by law enforcement officials as Dotcom himsef waits in jail for a hearing on Monday.
The people behind the popular fire sharing and storage site RapidShare claim not to be worried about the future of the site, even though a similar site, Megaupload, was shut down this week by the FBI.
One of Megaupload's server providers, Cogent Communications, saw its stock go down over 18 percent in trading today after Megaupload was shut down by the US government on Thursday.
Four of the suspects arrested in the Megaupload piracy case made a quick court appearance in New Zealand on Friday. The judge in the case said they will remain in jail until at least Monday.
MegaUpload has been taken down by the United States government, and this has angered many people (especially Anonymous). So, we ask you: what did you use MegaUpload for?
Just an hour ago, news broke of Megaupload being taken offline by the US government, and Anonymous has responded by undertaking a denial of service attack on the DOJ website.
The popular file sharing website -- Megaupload -- has been shut down by the US government as a result of being charged with piracy, and effective immediately has disappeared.