Megaupload


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Megaupload

A Hong Kong-based file sharing website that provided a number of Mega-prefixed services (MegaVideo, MegaPix, etc.), including image and video hosting and streaming. On January 19, 2012, coincidentally a day after the U.S. anti-piracy bill protest by Wikipedia and others, Megaupload's sites were shut down and its principals arrested by the FBI based on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see DMCA). See Internet piracy.
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Megaupload was once one of the internet's most popular sites.
In addition to Dotcom, who founded Megaupload and was its biggest shareholder, the US is also seeking to extradite former Megaupload officers Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato.
authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million in revenue by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material.
En dichos sitios existia una vinculacion hacia los sitios "www.4shared.com" y "www.megaupload.com", desde donde podia descargarse diversos textos de Borges,--aclarandose que esos sitios ya habian sido dados de baja en Estados Unidos luego de la investigacion en el conocido caso judicial "Megaupload" iniciada por el FBI por los delitos de conspiracion, violacion a las leyes de propiedad intelectual y lavado de dinero por la comercializacion.
One of Mega Conspiracy's websites, Megaupload.com, claimed responsibility for "four percent of the total traffic on the internet." Id.
METI'S MAGP movement intends to combat streaming websites such as YouTube and MegaUpload that host millions of unlicensed copyrighted videos uploaded by their users.
One of the most high-profile piracy cases occurred in 2012, when the FBI shut down Megaupload.com, which reportedly cost $500 million in damages to multiple copyright holders.
El caso mas conocido fue el de Megaupload, cuyo multimillonario fundador, Kim DotCom, tuvo que escapar de la justicia estadounidense.
Kim Dotcom, who headed the Megaupload online file-sharing site, and his co-accused, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato, were eligible to be extradited, said the judge at an Auckland district court.
Amid moments of bloated spectacle--the worst offender being Simon Denny's installation showcasing the inventory of personal property (luxury cars, Jet Skis, artworks) seized from Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom's mansion at the time of his arrest in 2012--it is the biennial's simplest interventions that ring truest.
Dotcom (who was born Kim Schmitz), right, and the other founders of the infamous Megaupload filesharing site, which closed in 2013, have appeared in court in New Zealand at the beginning of a hearing to determine if they'll be sent to face charges of copyright violation brought by the FBI.