Thursday, January 23, 2020

AG HOLDER SAYS HE’S NOT DOING HOLLYWOOD’S BIDDING

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied claims by Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-defunct Megaupload file-sharing site, that the the government acted at the behest of Hollywood studios to shut down the site and extradite him to the U.S. to face copyright-infringement charges. Speaking with Radio New Zealand, Holder said that the case “was […]

DOJ, FBI GO TO WAR AGAINST PIRATES

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Acting on a federal grand jury indictment alleging copyright infringement and other related crimes, the U.S. government on Thursday shut down the popular “cyberlocker” MegaUpload, arrested at least four people, confiscated servers, and conducted search warrants in the U.S. and eight other countries. The indictment claimed that MegaUpload’s operators, four of whom were arrested in […]

CYBER VIGILANTES GO TO WAR AGAINST DOJ, FBI

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Within minutes after the Department of Justice shut down the cyberlocker MegaUpload on Thursday, the “hacktivist” collective Anonymous managed to shut down the Department of Justice’s and the FBI’s own websites, as well as those of the MPAA and the recording industry’s publishing group BMI and Universal Music, using what is called a distributed denial […]

BOLLYWOOD FORCES ALLEGED PIRATE SITES TO SHUT DOWN

July 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Users in India of some of the leading file-hosting sites found those sites replaced by the following announcement on Wednesday: “This site has been blocked as per instructions from Department of Telecom (DOT). As reported by TorrentFreak.com, such sites as RapidShare, MegaUpload, MediaFire, and HotFile have been blocked. India produces the largest number of movies […]