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Indicted Megaupload founder launches new site

SYDNEY — Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom launched a new file-sharing website on Sunday, promising users amped-up privacy levels in a defiant move against the U.S. prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating massive online piracy. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the ...

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Maryland man pleads guilty in software piracy case

WILMINGTON, Del. — A former NASA employee has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in an alleged copyright infringement scheme led by two Chinese nationals. Thirty-eight-year-old Cosburn Wedderburn of Windsor Mill, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. ...

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Iowa judge orders porn site to pay $4M in piracy case

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge has ordered the operators of a popular pornographic website to pay $4 million for copyright infringement to an Iowa-based adult film company — a ruling that should serve as a deterrent to others who ...

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Pirates, iPads and the end of extraterritoriality (access required)

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how contrapuntal two current news stories can be. Such, for my money, are the tales of Apple’s Chinese factories and Hollywood’s at least temporarily failed effort to persuade Congress to pass anti-piracy legislation. The Apple ...

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