As part of its criminal case against Megaupload, the U.S. Government seized several domain names belonging to Kim Dotcom's file-hosting service. Nearly five years later the authorities still control the domains but they haven't done a very good job of securing them. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom is hoping to have his fight with the U.S. government pushed further into the public consciousness by having his extradition appeal streamed live on the Internet. U.S. authorities are already objecting to Dotcom's application...Show More Summary
Ira Rothken is a lawyer on the front lines of many major legal battles relating to copyright and piracy, including defending Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and, most recently, taking up the defense of Kickass Torrents operator Artem Vaulin. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom has made a surprise announcement relating to his under-development Megaupload 2.0 project. The entrepreneur informs TorrentFreak that John McAfee's MGT Capital Investments offered to invest $30m plus stock into the business but it soon became clear that the aim was to drive up the stock price at MGT. Show More Summary
Appeals Court rules against Kim Dotcom over seized assets, Dancing Baby case may head to Supreme Court and Sonic comic artist wants royalties. The post 3 Count: Megaupload Denied appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
On Friday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected efforts by Kim Dotcom to regain control over millions of dollars in assets seized by the US Government. By remaining outside the US, the court found that the Megaupload founder is a fugitive from justice. Show More Summary
4th Circuit: Megaupload founder never came to US to face charges, so he's a "fugitive."
A federal panel ruled that by refusing to face trial in the U.S. on criminal charges, Dotcom and the rest of the Megaupload team gave up their right to contest any civil proceedings.
Last year, there was a series of very troubling rulings by a district court in a case related to the criminal prosecution of Kim Dotcom. This wasn't, technically, part of the actual criminal case against him, but rather a separate effort by the government to steal his money. Show More Summary
Bitfinex is big news this week, especially after the ha […]
Spoiler: he didn't.
Kim Dotcom is teasing fresh information about his Megaupload 2.0 project set to launch in January 2017. Noting that every file transfer will be linked to a bitcoin transaction, Dotcom says the new platform will take decentralization, anonymity & encryption "to the next level". Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Nearly a month ago, former Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom announced that he was working on a brand new version of the cloud storage and hosting service with enhanced security and privacy features. Today, he took to Twitter to reveal more about his vision for the next coming of Megaupload. Show More Summary
Sony Pictures sued over piracy following hack, Ghostface Killah must face Ironman lawsuit and Kickass Torrents operator hires Kim Dotcom's lawyer. The post 3 Count: Hacked Up appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
On July 20, a Ukrainian man named Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland for being the driving force behind KickassTorrents (KAT), which, until recently, was the world’s largest BitTorrent search engine.
The alleged owner of KickassTorrents has retained lawyer Ira Rothken, who also handles the defense of Kim Dotcom and his indicted Megaupload colleagues. Rothken believes that Vaulin has a strong case against the U.S. Government and hopes...Show More Summary
Ira Rothken has kept Megaupload founder free for years. Can he do it again?
isoHunt founder reaches settlement in Canada, lawyers accuse Kim Dotcom of breaching asset freezing order and Stairway to Heaven case appealed. The post 3 Count: I So Hunted… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
20th Century Fox has accused Kim Dotcom of breaching a freeze on his assets imposed following his arrest in 2012. According to claims made by the studio in the New Zealand High Court, Dotcom took a US$154,000 loan from his lawyers on behalf of a trust for his children. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
A ruling handed down by a court in Italy which found Kim Dotcom's Megavideo liable for TV piracy has been slammed by the entrepreneur's lawyer. Speaking with TorrentFreak, Ira Rothken says that the notion that a service provider needs...Show More Summary