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French website hits stumbling block indexing Mega files

Jeremy Kirk | Feb. 1, 2013
A French website collecting links to content stored on the Mega file-sharing service is experiencing trouble in what may be an effort by Kim Dotcom's latest enterprise to avoid concerns over illegal file sharing.

"In other words, if the existing laws can't stop Mega from making money by inducing wide-scale piracy, the likely outcome will be new restrictions on everybody," Kocher said.

Dotcom, along with six Megaupload colleagues and two companies, were indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury in January 2012 on charges of criminal copyright infringement. U.S. prosecutors, who are pursuing extradition of Dotcom and others, allege Megaupload netted US$175 million in advertising and subscription revenue on the back of a brisk trade in content protected by copyright.

 

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