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US authorities act against Megaupload

Edward Conlon, London


Copyright owners are celebrating after US officials yesterday shut down file-sharing site megaupload.com which allegedly earned $175 million over seven years

In an indictment laid down in a Virginia District Court, seven men are accused of committing copyright infringement offences and other crimes such as racketeering.

Police in New Zealand arrested four of the site’s operators yesterday and are searching for...


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