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Megaupload Founder Goes From Arrest to Cult Hero

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While Kim Dotcom's lawyers have been making steady progress in court, Mr. Dotcom has been gaining the public's favor in New Zealand... Mr. Dotcom — born Kim Schmitz and also known as Kimble and Kim Tim Jim Vestor — and three others connected with Megaupload were arrested in connection with U.S. indictments on charges involving copyright infringement and money laundering. At the time, the U.S. Department of Justice said that in all, seven people had been arrested around the world in connection with an investigation into online piracy of numerous copyrighted works, including music and films.

 

Megaupload exec's homes raided, luxury cars seized

Police in New Zealand on Friday raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities, and seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.

Senh: Jeez. I've used MegaUpload many times before. Never to download movies or illegal software, but Android ports for my HD2 or large files that my friends uploaded for me like design comps.

 

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