Friday, May 4, 2012
The founder of the popular file-sharing website Megaupload has started to get back his assets in New Zealand, after a local court ruled the confiscation of his fortune was illegal. Kim Dotcom is currently facing extradition to the US where he faces charges of money laundering, racketeering and copyright infringement. American authorities shut down Megaupload in January, while Dotcom and his fellow executives were arrested in New Zealand at US request. But voices are growing louder in America that the prosecution of the website and its owners is unlawful. Law professor Eric Goldman argues that the shutdown was simply a gift to the entertainment industry.
This article was posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 at 9:12 am