October 5, 2012
MegaUpload users will get their day in court
In January, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia accused MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom and six other company managers of criminal copyright violations, wire fraud, and money laundering. U.S. officials allege that MegaUpload was operated as a criminal enterprise that profited from the copyright violations committed by users. News.com reports.
DotCom and the other defendants have denied wrongdoing and are fighting U.S. attempts to extradite them to this country. The case is shaping up to become one of the Web's most important copyright cases ever and could help form how Web storage lockers are operated.
Since the shutdown of MegaUpload, the company's servers and the files contained within have been stuck in a legal limbo.
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