More charges for Megaupload in US case
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 18/02/2012 16:29
US prosecutors have added wire fraud and additional criminal copyright infringement counts to their case against file-sharing site Megaupload.
New details have emerged as officials filed a 90-page superceding indictment against the company and its founder Kim Dotcom.
The site is accused of costing copyright holders more than $500m (£320m) in lost revenue.
More charges for Megaupload four [APNZ]
More charges have been filed against those involved in the international Megaupload case, including reproducing copyright material directly from third-party websites.
It's the latest in a series of events which have brought Megaupload and Kim Dotcom to the forefront of New Zealand and international news.
Megaupload faces more copyright, wire fraud charges
A U.S. grand jury added more charges against file-sharing website Megaupload and its executives, and also accused them of taking copyrighted content from sites such as YouTube for its own service, according to a new indictment released on Friday.
The founder, Kim Dotcom, and six others employed by the site were charged with eight additional counts of copyright infringement and wire fraud. They were originally charged with five counts of conspiracy and copyright infringement.