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  • The real risks of moving to the cloud

    Control over your data and its security are impaired when you pass it to a cloud provider, says Guy Betar.

    Written by Guy Betar26 June 15 14:47
  • Prepare carefully before moving to the cloud

    Most companies are moving applications and systems to the cloud. But despite the attractions of this ever growing infrastructure model, the legal risks are neither widely nor well understood.

    Written by Guy Betar18 June 15 13:28
  • Megaupload programmer arrested in the US

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has avoided extradition to the U.S. on copyright infringement charges, but one of his lieutenants may have turned himself in there yesterday.

    Written by Loek Essers10 Feb. 15 23:21
  • Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

    A Canadian surveillance agency is tapping into Internet cables and analyzing up to 15 million downloads from popular file-sharing websites each day, in an effort to identify political extremists, according to a news report by The Intercept and CBC News.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Jan. 15 03:38
  • After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, alleging "massive copyright infringement" of music.

    Written by Martyn Williams11 April 14 09:04
  • Movie studios sue Dotcom, Megaupload for copyright infringement

    Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload, the Hong Kong company running the now defunct file-sharing website of the same name, and its founder Kim Dotcom for allegedly encouraging and profiting from copyright infringement.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 April 14 13:49
  • Megaupload loses bid to see more US evidence

    U.S. prosecutors do not have to provide defendants in a high-profile criminal copyright case full copies of documents it references in its extradition request, New Zealand's Supreme Court ruled Friday.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk21 March 14 03:30
  • New Zealand court upholds search warrants on Kim Dotcom

    A court in New Zealand has ruled that warrants used to search the homes of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his colleague Bram van der Kolk were valid, but objected to the removal to the U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of copies of the electronic items seized.

    Written by John Ribeiro19 Feb. 14 04:01
  • DOJ releases Megaupload discussions about mass infringement

    Employees of the online file storage service Megaupload discussed widespread copyright infringement on the site in internal communications released Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Written by Grant Gross20 Dec. 13 19:28
  • Data wiped from 630 Megaupload servers

    LeaseWeb, one of Europe's biggest hosting providers, has wiped 630 servers that contained Megaupload data and countered claims from the company that the file-sharing site wasn't warned.

    Written by Loek Essers19 June 13 16:11
  • NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom

    Material irrelevant to police investigation that was seized from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three associates in January 2012 will have to be returned to them, a court in New Zealand has ruled.

    Written by John Ribeiro31 May 13 10:16
  • Megaupload's lawyers: DOJ's charges have no basis in law

    The U.S. Department of Justice's copyright infringement case against file storage service Megaupload is "prosecutorial overreach" based on a misreading of U.S. law, the site's lawyers argue in a white paper released Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross07 May 13 16:37