Tag Archives: Megaupload.com
- UK gambling operators can’t advertise on Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload reboot
July 12, 2016
Tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom plans to relaunch his Megaupload file-sharing site but UK-licensed online gambling operators better not be caught advertising on it. The New Zealand-based Megaupload.com was shut down in 2012 after Dotcom was indicted by US authorities for allowing US-held copyrighted material to be stored on the site....
- US law enforcement lost control of seized Black Friday poker domains
May 28, 2015
Online poker domains seized by US law enforcement on Black Friday have been exposing visitors to scams and malware. On Thursday, tech blog Torrentfreak.com reported that online gambling domains seized by US federal authorities on April 15, 2011 – including AbsolutePoker.com and UltimateBet.com – were now directing visitors to a...
- Kim Dotcom claims to have found smoking gun in FBI bid to seize Megaupload
November 28, 2012
There’s been no shortage of surprising revelations in this year’s dramatic arrest, detention and prosecution of Kim Dotcom, the outsized founder of cloud storage operation Megaupload.com, by US and New Zealand authorities on charges of copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering. The warrants police used to seize Dotcom’s property in...
- Police seize Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks servers in Sweden
October 2, 2012
Swedish police have raided a web host that counts Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks among its clients. PeRiQuito (PRQ) was paid a visit by the cops at their base in Stockholm on Monday and during the raid the four servers were seized, all apparently at random. The obvious target of the...
- Domain seizures show irony in midst of failed legislation
August 28, 2012
Since the United States banned payments to online gambling firms under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act (UIGEA) there has been much controversy surrounding various sites. Some decided to go away and not come back in the same guise. Others stayed and ultimately payed a hefty price. Then there were the...
- Megaupload owner granted access to U.S. case documents
August 16, 2012
A New Zealand court has upheld a court ruling that allows Kim Dotcom to review certain case documents relating to a U.S. federal case being brought against him. Judge Helen Winklemann upheld the earlier ruling as, in her view, disclosure of the documents would encourage a fair hearing. U.S. prosecutors,...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
US says North Korea culprit behind Bangladeshi bank heist
March 23, 2017