US authorities have seized a further $50m in assets related to online storage service Megaupload, and slapped the company’s execs with new charges. Already accused of criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the arrested execs are now also accused of lying to rightsholders when saying they had removed infringing works from the Megaupload servers. The US Justice Department has also released some stats about the now-shuttered service, claiming that Megaupload had 66.6m registered users, but that only 5.86m of them had ever uploaded a file, “demonstrating that more than 90 percent of their registered users only used the defendant’s system to download”. The case rumbles on.

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