Essential reading on the Kim Dotcom extradition case happening now. Conclusion As the Megaupload saga evolves, we’ll surely hear many more claims about the legal and moral implications of the case. Lessig is not the first, and he will certainly not be the last, to argue that Dotcom and his co-defendants should not be punished… Continue reading Let’s Get Real About Kim Dotcom: The Indictment Clearly Alleges Felony Copyright Infringement | CPIP
Feds lay it all out: Megaupload made $150+ million, and Dotcom must stand trial. The government’s 191-page “Summary of Evidence” also details the stunning sums that Dotcom and his colleagues made running their site. Dotcom, who owned 68 percent of Megaupload and all of sister site Megavideo, made more than $42 million in calendar year… Continue reading The case against Kim Dotcom, finally revealed | Ars Technica
A new study from North Eastern University is getting some attention and it’s interesting how some people are spinning the numbers, so we decided to take a look. “For Megaupload (MU) the researchers found that 31% of all uploads were infringing, while 4.3% of uploads were clearly legitimate. This means that with an estimated 250… Continue reading New Study Shows Up to 96% of Megaupload Files Are Infringing
We’ve recently posted about the number of artists speaking out about being exploited by internet corporations. Here are some recent rumblings from across the pond… Former Longpigs star and current co-CEO of Featured Artists Coalition Crispin Hunt calls for labels to reveal Megaupload mogul ‘as the self-interested privateer that he is’ “No artist with anything… Continue reading Kim Dotcom slammed as ‘chubby Che Guevara’ at music body the BPI’s annual general meeting | The Gaurdian UK
These screen shots appear to show that Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload was selling streaming movies that it did not have the rights to sell. Megaupload was allegedly paid uploaders per stream from files they uploaded to Megaupload. That is why there were so many links that Google autopopulated Megavideo after you entered Star Wars in the… Continue reading MegaUpload (MegaVideo) Smoking Gun? Did the site illegally charge for Streaming Movies?