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'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

New Zealand PM was aware of illegal Kim Dotcom surveillance
The New Zealand prime minister who authorized the raid the netted founder Kim Dotcom in January now admits he was briefed on the possible illegality of the case less than a month after it went down.

03.10.2012 21:17

Mike Tyson banned from New Zealand
Mike Tyson can say he’s a lot of things: a world boxing champ; a Broadway star; even an accomplished actor. One thing Iron Mike isn’t, however, is welcome in New Zealand, where authorities decided this week to cancel the sports star’s entry visa.

03.10.2012 19:32

NZ Prime Minister to Megaupload’s Dotcom: Sorry for spying on you illegally
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key apologized to Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, saying the file-sharing tycoon was spied on illegally, since he was an NZ resident at the time of the surveillance.

27.09.2012 12:27

New Zealand orders FBI release evidence against Kim Dotcom
A New Zealand judge dealt a blow Thursday to US prosecution efforts against Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom, upholding his right to view evidence against him in order to prepare a defense against his extradition hearing.

16.08.2012 11:09

Belgium-sized rocky mass adrift off New Zealand (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A gigantic raft of volcanic pumice pebbles has been spotted floating off the coast of New Zealand. The brilliant white rock mass is made of thousands of golf-ball-sized stones, believed to have been belched forth from an underwater volcano.

10.08.2012 09:51

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