Lawsuits against Megaupload on hold until next April, possibly longer
The lawsuit against Megaupload and its flamboyant public face Kim Dotcom has been rumbling on for years. Since 2012, in fact, when his mansion in New Zealand was raided by 72 police officers. The resulting court action was...
October 15, 2019
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...
February 20, 2017
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,...
November 28, 2016
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...
September 29, 2015
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...
August 19, 2015
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...
October 8, 2014
Music piracy update: RIAA v MegaUpload, Netherlands and Spain
It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music industry body the RIAA...
April 11, 2014
Kim Dotcom, Belgium, Books and more
Our lead feature in this week's Music Ally Report focuses on controversy-magnet Kim Dotcom:
January 28, 2014
So, how many files on MegaUpload were copyrighted content?
At last week's Music & Copyright conference in London, Mega CEO Vikram Kumar claimed that Kim Dotcom's new cloud-storage service isn't being used for wide-scale piracy. But how about his old one? Research from Boston's...
October 21, 2013
Music Ally Report 328 – Mega Drive
In our cover feature, we speak to Vikram Kumar, the CEO of encrypted file transfer service Mega, about how his service works, why it is different from Megaupload, how he thinks the content industry will receive it (and possibly...
October 2, 2013
Kim Dotcom rages over data wiping on former Megaupload servers
Kim Dotcom wasn't a happy man yesterday, it's fair to say.
June 20, 2013