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    Small victory for megaupload, US judge rules in its favor

    A US judge recently ruled that the DOJ has to allow people access to personal files hosted on the site. Also, it looks like there may be more legal victories in store for Megaupload as a bogus warrant was used:

    MegaUplaod founder Kim Dotcom, an eccentric New Zealand millionaire, stands accused in the U.S. of running the largest pirate media operation in history, and is currently fighting a U.S. extradition request in his own country following a January SWAT raid on his estate. MegaUpload provided blind file hosting to its users, enabling them to upload and share anything, but it also gave content creators the ability to report and delete links to files that infringed upon copyrights.

    U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady agreed with MegaUpload attorney Ira Rothken in a hearing Friday, and ordered the DOJ to work with MegaUpload and its users to reach an amicable solution to the quandary of legitimate, non-infringing files being held in legal limbo. The question of what will happen to the files arose after an Ohio-based entrepreneur teamed up with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to sue for access to his business files.

    Prosecutors argued Friday that the DOJ should simply order the hosting company to delete MegaUpload’s user files, as they’ve already obtained a large sample of the files to be used as evidence against MegaUpload, which will be turned over to defense attorneys amid the evidence discovery process.

    The site had more than 150 million users at the time of the New Zealand raid. MegaUpload’s managers have since said that its users included government workers and even congressional staffers, along with soldiers overseas who used the service to share multimedia with their families in the U.S. At least six movie studios have argued that MegaUpload was growing an illegal operation that, at its core, was just designed to facilitate piracy.

    Judge O’Grady’s ruling Friday is another in a series of minor victories for MegaUpload and Dotcom, who recently saw a judge in New Zealand chastise police for raiding his home based upon a bogus warrant. Officials tried to file for the correct warrant after the fact, making it retroactive. The judge said she may ultimately order that all of Dotcom’s assets be returned to him, which would provide a significant boost to his legal defense. Security footage of that raid has since mysteriously disappeared while in police custody.

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    Glad to see the headline.... Can't wait to DL from them again

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    i dont even use them, but its still bull$#@! the US intervened, ESPECIALLY now on a fraud warrant. fruits of the poison tree, he should get everything returned, shouldnt even be a debate about it

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
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    i dont even use them, but its still bull$#@! the US intervened, ESPECIALLY now on a fraud warrant. fruits of the poison tree, he should get everything returned, shouldnt even be a debate about it
    Just goes to show they do what they want to.

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    What started all the shutting down of websites recently by the US? Who is behind it all? I guess the current administration is finally paying back the movie/music industry for all their campaign donations.

    There are number of sites I used to watch motorsports on are now down.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
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    What started all the shutting down of websites recently by the US? Who is behind it all? I guess the current administration is finally paying back the movie/music industry for all their campaign donations.

    There are number of sites I used to watch motorsports on are now down.
    I don't know but something happened that they started shutting all these down suddenly...

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    yeah many sites already blocked USA so we wont be ab;e to download from sharing sites in other Countries.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    I don't know but something happened that they started shutting all these down suddenly...
    They have been shutting down everything. First it was the poker sites. Then sites that stream live content. Then they started on the file sharing sites.

    Who the hell is behind all this and why all of a sudden?


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
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    They have been shutting down everything. First it was the poker sites. Then sites that stream live content. Then they started on the file sharing sites.

    Who the hell is behind all this and why all of a sudden?
    I wish I knew and on whose authority.

    Why in the world are Poker sites shut down and still not back up? They generate a ton of money.

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    Because poker sites ware out doing real casinos that's 1 and 2 lots of money was washed off.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blkclk550 Click here to enlarge
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    Because poker sites ware out doing real casinos that's 1 and 2 lots of money was washed off.
    Competition, survival of the fittest. Bring the poker sites back...

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    Dotcom knows how to have a great time though.
    He rented Kimi Raikkonen to be first driver!

    The making of this video took 30 cameras, a 100+ crew, 2 helicoptewrs, 2 camera cars (BMW's) and an airplane.

    There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
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    Dotcom knows how to have a great time though.
    He rented Kimi Raikkonen to be first driver!
    He's not a good person. He got convicted of insider trading and I also remember when he hacked and took over 6speed for a couple weeks.

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    He is of origin a convicted German internetcriminal.
    He is not a good person at all.
    That does not mean he can not do awesome things.
    There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
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    He is of origin a convicted German internetcriminal.
    He is not a good person at all.
    That does not mean he can not do awesome things.
    I suppose that is true.

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    THAT DUDE IS BAD ASS!

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