The comment by Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey raised questions about his impartiality. He was discussing Internet copyright at a conference last week when he told an audience, "We have met the enemy, and he is U.S."Continue »
(AP) Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says the U.S. piracy case against Kim Dotcom is "hokey" and a threat to Internet innovation.
Wozniak and Dotcom spoke out against the federal case in separate interviews with The Associated Press Wednesday. Dotcom, the flamboyant founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is accused by federal authorities of facilitating Internet piracy on a massive scale. Charged with racketeering and money laundering, he's fighting U.S. attempts to extradite him from New Zealand.Continue »
(CBS) - The saga continues for Megaupload users. It was only last week that users were told their files would be deleted in two weeks' time.
The Los Angeles Times reports, Megaupload's web hosting companies Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications is putting everything on hold.Continue »
Megaupload user data could be wiped out this week, but there are plenty of alternatives to fit a wide variety of needs.
Amazon Cloud Drive lets you upload and store up to 5GB of files for free. It's not much of a file-sharing service, however. There's no way to share files via public folder or link. But, if you absolutely need piece of mind that your files won't be deleted, Amazon is a solid choice.Continue »
The website TorrentFreak reported, Pirate Parties around the world are compiling a list of people who want to file a joint complaint against the FBI.
"The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload is unjustified and completely disproportionate to the aim intended," a representative from the Pirate Party announced.Continue »
(CBS) - The hacking group Anonymous announced Monday its plans to take down Facebook - again. Another YouTube video was released today with the same distorted voice announcing plans to launch an attack on the social network on Jan. 28.
"An online war has begun between Anonymous, the people and the government of the United States," said the YouTube video's narrator.
The eccentric businessman was ordered by a New Zealand judge to remain in jail. Bloomberg reports, a judge will rule on his bail request on Jan. 25, along with three other men. The four are scheduled to appear in court to face U.S. charges.
German-born Dotcom, whose birth name is Kim Schmitz, was arrested with three men at his residence in Albany, New Zealand. Police acted at the request of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations on Jan. 20.
The arrest scene was like something out of the movies.Continue »
But, every buzz has its hangover and this one was served up by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, when they took down online file storage site Megaupload Thursday. While the move was shocking on the heels of an Internet love-fest, it wasn't surprising. And, the events that followed exacerbated the issue.Continue »