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Megaupload collaborated with Justice Department before FBI raid
The US-based attorney for Megaupload says the American government‘s arguments against his client are more outrageous than ever now as news breaks that the Justice Department practically set up the file-storage site for their current legal nightmare.

21.11.2012 21:49

Obama discusses fate of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom with New Zealand prime minister
The United States remains stuck as to how to handle its perpetually collapsing copyright case against Megaupload, but the now defunct file-storage website and the New Zealand resident who ran it are still being discussed at the highest level.

20.11.2012 20:40

­‘Hobbit’ movie a death sentence for working animals
The making of ‘The Hobbit’ movie for release this month has resulted in the deaths of at least 27 animals, wranglers involved in the film say. The main cause seems to have been poor accommodation and treatment of animals away from the set.

19.11.2012 17:07

‘Witch hunt’: Dotcom blames US for Gabon’s plans to suspend
Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, has accused Washington of a “witch hunt” after the government of Gabon announced the suspension of his new site, which was due to be launched in January.

06.11.2012 23:34

­World's rarest whale: Marine mammal seen for first time
The world’s rarest whale has been seen in New Zealand for the first time since the species was discovered almost a hundred and fifty years ago.

06.11.2012 13:59

'Free broadband for all Kiwis!': Kim Dotcom seeks to save sunken submarine cable plan
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s rebooted file-sharing site “Mega” has a problem: New Zealand only has one transpacific fiber cable network to carry all that new traffic. His solution: build a new one.

04.11.2012 19:15

Hollywood wages war against legitimate Megaupload customers
A federal judge is considering how legitimate users of the Megaupload online storage site may be allowed access to files hosted on seized servers, but Hollywood is still adamant about doing everything possible to prevent that from happening.

01.11.2012 17:08

­Middle-Earth money: New Zealand to release Hobbit coins
New Zealand is to release special commemorative coins depicting characters from JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit. They are being issued to coincide with the premiere of the Peter Jackson film of the book. The coins will be valued between $25 and $3000.

10.10.2012 11:54

Kim Dotcom claims US spied on him through Echelon
In the latest episode of the ongoing saga of accused criminal mastermind Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder says he suspects that the illegal intelligence New Zealand authorities collected on him was shared in real-time with American authorities.

09.10.2012 21:33

Dotcom attorney attacks Hollywood and the ‘draconian’ downing of Megaupload
The attorney for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has lashed out at the US and New Zealand authorities involved in his client’s case, calling their witch-hunt the work of Hollywood’s “copyright militia” and a nail in the coffin for online innovation.

08.10.2012 18:32

Under a Hobbit spell: Wellington to lose name in favor of a movie
New Zealand's capital will be renamed after the fictional setting of Middle-earth to celebrate the world premiere of the Hobbit saga film. "The Middle of Middle-earth" is Wellington’s new unofficial name for three weeks before and after the premiere.

08.10.2012 15:35

Justice department calls Megaupload case a success despite catastrophic flaws
Even as the US government's case against Kim Dotcom and the vast copyright infringement conspiracy they allege he orchestrated crumbles in their hands, the Justice Department has only nice things to say about their take-down of Megaupload.

05.10.2012 17:13