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Court rules against Kim Dotcom in Megaupload extradition case

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has taken an unwilling step nearer to extradition from New Zealand to the US, to face charges that could land him 20 years in prison. New Zealand’s high court ruled this morning that Dotcom...
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Megaupload civil cases put on hold… for now

It’s not just a criminal case (including possible extradition) that Kim Dotcom is facing over his stewardship of online storage site Megaupload. The defunct site also has pending civil cases filed by the RIAA and MPAA,...
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More figures emerge on pre-shutdown Megaupload piracy

The extradition hearing of former Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom is throwing up a barrage of fascinating figures from the now-shuttered online storage service. For example, its reward program for people who uploaded content to...
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UMG’s negotiations with Kim Dotcom leaked on SoundCloud

Kim Dotcom certainly knows how to stir things up in the music industry. Yesterday, he published a 33-minute recording of a conference call with Universal Music Group executives in January 2012, two days before his MegaUpload...
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Baboom finally launches (but Kim Dotcom is missing)

Remember Baboom? It was Kim Dotcom’s music distribution service, coming on strong like a mix of SoundCloud and MySpace (or, as he put it, an “iTunes-Spotify hybrid competitor”) that soft-launched in January 2014. A...
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Baboom partners with Fuel TV

To date, the most interesting thing about Baboom has been the convoluted happenings behind the scenes. It was set up at the end of 2013 by Kim Dotcom as his first big direct play in music (as Megaupload/Mega were about all...
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Kim Dotcom to crowdfund MegaNet

One to make the heads of RIAA, IFPI etc. choke on their Froot Loops this morning. Kim Dotcom’s latest venture is MegaNet, the “people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet”, and he’s opening it to crowdfunding in...
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Kim Dotcom out of Baboom: ‘The music industry hates me’

Kim Dotcom may have founded digital music service Baboom and made his own album the first to be distributed through it, but now he’s cutting his ties with the company. Dotcom has sold the 45% stake he controlled through...
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Kim Dotcom’s album removed from Mega after IFPI takedown notice

This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’ was available to download...
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Mega’s new CEO facing early challenge with money-laundering investigation

No, the cloud storage service founded by Kim Dotcom isn’t being accused of laundering money – but one of its key investors is. An investigation in New Zealand into the business affairs of William Yan – whose companies...
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Mega blocked in Italy as Baboom hires music veteran as CFO

It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by indie distributor Eyemoon...
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Kim Dotcom’s Baboom aiming to raise AU$4.5m from investor

Who would invest in Kim Dotcom? Well, the internet mogul might not be the ideal candidate for VC funding given his ongoing extradition issues, but he’s hoping to raise AU$4.5m ($4.2m) from investors as part of an Australian...