Kim Dotcom Launches Mega

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the website Megaupload, has launched a new file-sharing and cloud storage site, Mega, on Sunday, a year to the day that th...

German Courts Refuse to Bow to US Pressure in MegaUpload Case

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Tech
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

A German court in Frankfurt (Beschl. v. 14.05.2012 - Az.: 5/28 Qs 15/12) has ruled that a request for mutual legal assistance from the United States r...

Mega New Venture For Dotcom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom, the founder of banned file sharing site Megaupload and currently under investigation for alleged online piracy, racketeering and money lau...

The Pirate Bay United Against High Court Shutdown

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Tech

The people behind the world's largest illegal file-sharing website have said they will "stand united" against a legal bid to block access to their sit...

Kim Dotcom Gets $48,000 Monthly Living Expenses

NZHerald | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Tech

A high court there has bumped up the accused pirate's monthly living allowance from $20,000 New Zealand dollars to $60,000, the equivalent of $48,500 ...

Kim Dotcom's Extradition From New Zealand To US Formalised

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom is one step closer to facing trial in the United States, as New Zealand received formal extradition papers from its ally. The extraditi...

Protectionism Only Serves to Stifle Innovation

Sara Kelly | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Tech
Sara Kelly

First there was the Digital Economy Act, then there was SOPA and its counterpart PIPA, and now there's the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA. Or rather, little did we know that before the Digital Economy Act was a twinkle in Peter Mandelson's eye, negotiations for ACTA were already underway.

Kim Dotcom Denied Bail And Admits Female Prisoners Made Unwanted Advances

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Tech

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload has been denied bail in a New Zealand court, The Guardian reports. The court in Auc...

Megaupload Data To Be Deleted Thursday

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Tech

US prosecutors have said that data belonging to Megaupload users and stored by third parties could be deleted as soon as Thursday....

How Not to Fight Online Piracy: US Government Paranoia May Stifle the Internet at its Most Crucial Time

Matthew Hussey | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The start of 2012 hasn't been smooth sailing for the internet and its users. First up, the US government attempted to introduce the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) as a way of protecting US citizens' intellectual property on the internet. Most worrying, out of America's attempts to legitimise US companies attempts at suing individuals - the EU has now signed up to a similar bill.

Why SOPA Is a Reaction, Not a Solution

Jade Lane | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jade Lane

The internet is in crisis. Wikipedia closed their doors to visitors last Wednesday, in protest at SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and in an almost perfectly-timed, plot-twist-shocker, the US Authorities pulled the plug on file-sharing hub MegaUpload.

New Zealand Arrests Over Megaupload Shutdown

Melanie Hick | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK Tech

New Zealand Police have arrested the founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, on his birthday in his multi-million dollar mansion. reports t...

New Zealand Police Website Shutdown Following Megaupload Arrests

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Tech

The New Zealand police website was shutdown on January 20 2012, following the arrest of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. It is not known whether the...