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Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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Dotcom gets $60k monthly for living expenses

Dotcom gets $60k monthly for living expenses

For many people around the world $60,000 is a yearly salary, and in some areas a very nice yearly salary. In the world of Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom $60,000 covers a month of living expenses. New Zealand courts have now granted Dotcom and his family $60,000 a month to cover living expenses. Judge Judith Potter, who sits on the High Court in Auckland, granted living expenses to the family this week.

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Police blunder could see Dotcom reclaim luxury haul

Police blunder could see Dotcom reclaim luxury haul

Controversial MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom may be able to claim back thousands of dollars-worth of luxury cars, property and funds, after a "procedural error" by the New Zealand police meant their seizure was illegal. The court order has "no legal effect" and is "null and void" Justice Judith Potter ruled on Friday last week, the NZ Herald reports, after police commissioner Peter Marshall applied for the "incorrect order" and then subsequently attempted to switch it over. At stake are around a dozen Mercedes-Benz AMG models, a 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, and more.

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom gives first interview since arrest

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom gives first interview since arrest

If you've been following the drama centering around Megaupload, the founder of the site, Kim Dotcom, has given his first interview since he was arrested over alleged copyright infringement. Dotcom is facing a litany of charges by the FBI in the US that include copyright infringement, money laundering, and racketeering. The man still maintains that he's no piracy king, and that he will win in court. I can't help but feel a win in court is unlikely.

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Megaupload co-founder bailed, Dotcom trial date soon

Megaupload co-founder bailed, Dotcom trial date soon

This week the co-founder of Megaupload, Mathias Ortmann has been freed on bail after his arrest along with the rest of the Megaupload inner circle nearly a month ago. Ortmann's trial date was supposed to have taken place on the 26th of January but his own estimates on his finances did not match up with cash earned from basic Megaupload funds between 2005 and 2011 - while he noted he's made $17.5 million from the service over the past 6 years, he'd had $3.5 million more than that completely unaccounted for. This morning it appears that they've been able to explain the discrepancy because Ortmann has been released on bail.

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MegaUpload founder Dotcom denied bail, alleges police brutality

MegaUpload founder Dotcom denied bail, alleges police brutality

MegaUpload founder and CEO Kim Dotcom has again been denied bail by a New Zealand court, after his appeal to the High Court was rejected over fears he might abscond to avoid extradition. The appeals judge agreed with a lower court decision in late January that Dotcom - who has a track record of avoiding arrest, as well as multiple passports and bank accounts - was highly likely to flee the country to Germany, where he would be safe from extradition to the US. Dotcom protested that he wanted to spend time with his pregnant wife, Reuters reports, as well as alleging that he had been mistreated by police during his arrest.

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MegaUpload’s Dotcom denied bail over flee fears

MegaUpload’s Dotcom denied bail over flee fears

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has been denied bail by a New Zealand court, over concerns that the ostentatious exec could flee the company - and extradition to the US - using fake documentation. Dotcom, who was arrested last week as part of a huge raid on the file-sharing site, was described as a "real flight risk" by the court, the New Zealand Herald reports, with prosecutors claiming there was also a strong possibility that he could attempt to restart MegaUpload if released even temporarily.

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Anonymous speaks on #OpMegaUpload as CEO Dotcom faces extradition

Anonymous speaks on #OpMegaUpload as CEO Dotcom faces extradition

The FBI's surprise takedown of Megaupload continues to send shockwaves, with increasingly vocal complaints from legitimate users of the online locker service that their files and backups are being held hostage. The unexpected downtime has left many surprised and angry that Megaupload - which the US Department of Justice described as "an international organized criminal enterprise" - has been taken offline with no consideration of non-copyrighted content, a reason some Anonymous members claim was their motivation for involvement in the huge denial-of-service attack yesterday. Meanwhile, reports from New Zealand where company founder Kim Dotcom was arrested suggest the outspoken exec locked himself in a panic room so as to avoid arrest, and was discovered near a sawn-off shotgun.

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