You might think with the massive legal battle that Kim Dotcom is in the middle of over alleged copyright infringement that the man might be holding off on any new projects. Dotcom, founder of Megaupload.com, has offered up new details on his new "disruptive" music project set to launch before the end of this year. The hint came in the form of tweet from Kim Dotcom.
We've been talking about the legal drama centering on Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom and other executives with the file sharing company for a while. The legal battle has centered on having Dotcom and other managers of the website extradited to the United States to stand trial for alleged mass copyright infringement. As the case has drawn on, courts have ruled the search warrants used in the raid on Dotcom's home were invalid.
Google has been fighting in French courts against the music industry group SNEP. Google has been hit with a setback in its legal battle with the French Supreme Court ruling that Google can be required to censor the search terms Torrent, RapidShare, and Megaupload. According to the courts, Google indirectly helps copyright infringement by failing to filter these specific search terms.
Earlier today we told you that the teeny tiny Raspberry Pi is now available for general order without any quantity restrictions in place, but the Raspberry Pi news isn't stopping there. A 5-megapixel camera add-on for the super-small and super-cheap computer has been announced as well, and it's expected to cost between $20 and $25. Not too bad, so long as you're okay with spending nearly as much on the camera as you did on the Raspberry Pi itself.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken out on his frustrations around the Megaupload case, as well as praising Microsoft's visual design as something Steve Jobs would be proud of. The outspoken exec voiced his dissatisfaction with the Kim Dotcom case while at the Entel Summit in Chile, FayerWayer reports, refusing to comment on whether he believes high-ranking politicians had a hand in the investigation, but expressing dismay at some of the techniques used to bring Dotcom to trial.
Extradition hearing for Megaupload's Kim Dotcom and the other founders of the file sharing company was set for August 6 of this year. That date would've put the hearing roughly six months after Dotcom's mansion was raided in New Zealand on a US warrant for alleged copyright infringement. That extradition hearing has now been delayed.
Back in May, the judge presiding over the extradition case between Kim Dotcom and the US government ruled that Dotcom was allowed access to the files and information that the FBI held on him. Lawyers from both sides met yesterday to argue exactly what would be handed over, the result being a 40-page document compiled from 22 million emails obtained by the FBI.
The massive US copyright infringement case against Megaupload founder Kim DotCom has found itself in choppy waters, after courts found search warrants used to seize data were invalid. In addition to New Zealand police acting without due process in their evidence collection, the New Zealand Herald reports, Justice Helen Winkelmann also decided that the FBI's cloning of the confiscated hard-drives was invalid, as DotCom had not given his own consent to the process.
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.