Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement.
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RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - May 18, 2014

RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - May 18, 2014 | Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement. | Scoop.it

Record Labels Sue Megaupload For Massive Copyright Theft!

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The record industry is fed up with online piracy of protected works. They have started to really turn the volume up on pursuing isolated cases of copyright infringement. Over the past 6 or 7 years, the RIAA has really increased in its policies towards ensuring equality and opportunity in the recording industry community. 

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Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets

Megaupload seeks return of millions in frozen Hong Kong assets | Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement. | Scoop.it

The company’s assets were frozen by Hong Kong at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice around January 2012 after its operators, including founder Kim Dotcom, were indicted by U.S. prosecutors for allegedly profiting from large-scale copyright infringement.Indictment.

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"If you can't do the time, don't do the crime". - This is the thought that comes to mind when I consider the absolute audacity of Megaupload to blatantly infringe on the rights of others by providing access to copyrighted works and profiting from it, then when the assets are frozen, requests to have them returned? The real question is who governs international law in this type of case/situation. Where does jurisdiction lay?

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Megaupload sues Hong Kong to unfreeze assets - Computer Business Review

Megaupload sues Hong Kong to unfreeze assets - Computer Business Review | Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement. | Scoop.it

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is suing Hong Kong to unfreeze his company's assets in the country.

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Megaupload founder now decides to take matters a step further and sue Hong Kong to unfreeze assets frozen by the Hong Kong government on behalf of the United States Treasury Department. A necessary step to initiate an aggressive legal move to release company assets which could give the company server database access as well as access to operational funding. 

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Megaupload calls for a halt to mafiaa cases against it

Megaupload calls for a halt to mafiaa cases against it | Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement. | Scoop.it

Megaupload Inc.  lawyers have invoked the Fifth Amendment in court papers, and have asked a US District Court in Virginia to put the brakes on cases brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and prevent individual rights from being infringed.

Bryson Bush's insight:

The law firm who has been retained to represent media conglomerate Megaupload in a Federal Copyright Infringement case has recently invoked the 5th amendment in hopes to avoid incriminating themselves in what some would say is a clear cut case of copyright infringement but on a much much larger scale. In my person opinion, the 5th amendment is a right afforded to us by our US Constitution and as such, are provided to protect so yes, if indeed the lawyers feel that representing Megaupload or participating in the trial could possibly require them to divulge sensitive company information which could possibly carry hefty fines and/or prison sentences then invoking the 5th amendment would be for all reasons, the right choice to make,. 

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Megaupload Asks Court to Freeze MPAA and RIAA Cases | TorrentFreak

Megaupload Asks Court to Freeze MPAA and RIAA Cases | TorrentFreak | Industry Record Labels Sue Company "Megaload" for copyright infringement. | Scoop.it
Megaupload's legal team has asked the federal court of Virginia to freeze the cases filed by the movie and music industries last month. According to Dotcom's lawyers, this is needed pending the criminal case against the defendants, in order to protect their Fifth Amendment rights.
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Megaupload continues to request the court to freeze ongoing cases due to the fact that testimony may be required from lawyers in the case so in order to protect their 5th amendment rights and to avoid potentially incriminating themselves, they are requesting the court step in an make a ruling. How ironic this is. On one hand, Megaupload asks the court to unfreeze their assets then on the other hand, they turn around and ask the court to freeze the court proceedings. This will be an ironically interesting sequence of events. 

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