Dec 12, 2011, 3:45am EST
January 22, 2012
The beginning of the cases against Megaupload is upon us, with a bail hearing in New Zealand. In it, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's lawyer requested bail, arguing that he was not a flight risk and said he was innocent: "Mr Dotcom emphatically denies any criminal misconduct or wrongdoing, and denies the existence of a Mega Conspiracy."
January 22, 2012
In an apparent reaction to the U.S. Department of Justice's seizure of Megaupload's assets, FileSonic has disabled its own file-sharing functionality.
January 21, 2012
Megaupload has reportedly dropped Universal Music Group from the unlawful takedown lawsuit it filed last month. The case persists against others, however.
January 19, 2012
Justice Department calls Megaupload an 'international organized criminal enterprise,' founder Kim Dotcom arrested in New Zealand
The United States Justice Department filed charges against Megaupload just now, calling the file-sharing service an "international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy."
December 16, 2011
Universal has a backdoor into YouTube's CMS, set it to automatically remove Megaupload music video (update)
UMG claims it has a backdoor into YouTube's content management system, and used that to repeatedly and automatically remove the Megaupload video.
December 14, 2011
Universal filed a copyright dispute and had episode 391 of Tech News Today pulled from YouTube by Monday night for playing clips of the "Mega Song" video by MegaUpload.
December 13, 2011
Universal Music Group has issued a rebuttal to a lawsuit filed against it by Megaupload. UMG suggests that Megaupload's claims of misrepresentation of copyright are false, and that the file sharing site did not have permission from the artists to use their image for promotional purposes.
December 12, 2011
A promotional music video for file-sharing service Megaupload was recently pulled from YouTube in what the company is characterizing as an abuse of power by Universal Music Group.