Mega Saga: Dotcom, Kingpins of Piracy on Trial

Michael In the News

After years of successful ay, the three Megaupload executives finally began their extradition hearing in September. Up until this point the quartet in New Zealand were able to ay for over three years. They tangled the case up in technicalities and arguments about the United State Department of Justice’s legal standing for seizing hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. Dotcom Dodging the DOJ Originally federal investigators arrested four men. They were able to get another man, Andrus Nõmm, to plead guilty after losing his extradition case in the Netherlands. He was sentenced …

Time to Change Course on Piracy Sites

Michael From our Perspective

It should be only a matter of time before the copyright industry admits defeat in the fight against piracy sites. Although legally they win their cases– usually out of court for a few thousand dollars. The simple magnitude of piracy sites has got to be making their head spin. Sure they might be successful in taking a single major player, MegaUpload comes to mind, out of the game. However, that only creates a hole for multiple new sites to take their place. It doesn’t help the copyright industry that mirroring, proxies, and …