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Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Denied Bail

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was denied bail on Wednesday (Jan. 25) in New Zealand.  The judge in his case deemed Dotcom a flight risk, ordering the mogul to be imprisoned for another month while he awaits possible extradition to the U.S.

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Department of Justice to Megaupload Users: ‘You Should Have Read the Terms of Service’

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Dept. of Justice

If you're one of the multitudes of Megaupload users who can't access their files anymore, the Department of Justice has three messages for you: "They're gone for good," "you should have read the terms and conditions" and "tough luck."

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Megaupload Dismisses Suit Against Universal Music

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As the dust from last week's Department of Justice strike against the popular filesharing site Megaupload begins to settle, the longterm picture regarding file-swapping sites in general -- and the fate of Megaupload users' files in particular -- remains hazy. But at least one thing is clear: Universal Music Group no longer has to worry about fending off a Megaupload lawsuit. For now, anyway.

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Megaupload Founder Arrested, Found Hiding With Shotgun

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Megaupload.com

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested earlier this week, just after the site was shut down by the Department of Justice -- but he didn't go down without a fight. Police officers found Dotcom, real name Kim Schmitz, hiding in a safe room in his home with a loaded shotgun in hand.

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Is Swizz Beatz Actually the CEO of Megaupload?

Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Following the government shutdown of Megaupload this week, all eyes have been on Swizz Beatz, who was widely reported to be the file sharing service's CEO. However, the release of the 72-page indictment against the company and four of its employees, including founder Kim Dotcom, raised doubts about the degree of Swizz's involvement with the controversial site.

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Megaupload Drama Continues as Site Shuts Down, Arrests Are Made, Opposers Get Hacked

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A day after filing a countersuit in its hotly contested legal battle against the Universal Music Group, popular filesharing site Megaupload was shut down by the Department of Justice, sparking a flurry of activity that included indictments, arrests, and a barrage of retaliatory site takedowns led by the shadowy hacker group known as Anonymous.

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Megaupload Files Countersuit Against Universal Music Group

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Chris Hyde / Michael N. Todaro / Mark Davis, Getty Images

We all know that Megaupload is one of the web's biggest file sharing services (and the only one with its own catchy theme song). What most users don't realize is that the site's CEO is none other than Swizz Beatz, who has some of his pals in trouble with their label.

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Will.i.am Joins UMG in Fight Against Megaupload Promo Video

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Although will.i.am makes an appearance in Megaupload's surprising music video, he is now joining UMG in the fight against the file-sharing site.

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Kanye West, Chris Brown + More Praise File-Sharing and Megaupload in New Video

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Mike Coppola / Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Megaupload. You've used the service, you know the name. And while it might be just one of a growing number of services dedicated to free and speedy file-sharing, it's the only one that can boast a catchy song recorded in its honor -- by an all-star lineup including will.i.am, Diddy, Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Floyd Mayweather, and Game

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