Megaupload: U.S. deceived court about pirated files

The file-sharing site is the target of a government investigation into alleged “massive” copyright infringement is continuing its battle with U.S. authorities, this time accusing the American government of lying in order to get search warrants for computer servers belonging to the file-sharing website.

The Department of Justice indicted Megaupload nearly a year ago, claiming that the website’s illegal reproduction of books, movies, television shows and music has resulted in more than $500 million of losses for copyright holders. At the same time, the U.S. government arrested seven individuals—including Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom—for allegedly leading the “international organized criminal enterprise” responsible for the infringement.

Alanna Byrne

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