The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)

The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)

Summary: Megaupload's founder 'Mr Dotcom', currently awaiting an extradition hearing, seems to have rather an interesting life in New Zealand.

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TOPICS: New Zealand, Storage
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Megaupload.com has created a media storm, and proves that no storage system online is completely safe as a cyber locker. Some users, however, were too late in realising this -- and may have lost legitimate files because of it. The storage system has been offline and replaced with an FBI notice since the 19th of January.

The infographic below, created by CouponCodes4U, apart from revealing some amusing facts about the Internet tycoon's life in Australasia, does portray a clear timeline of the saga up to the end of last month.

An update on the infographic is that the Megaupload founder has recently been denied bail by the High Court in Auckland, New Zealand. The millionaire is considered 'high risk' in an attempt to flee to Germany, where he would be safe from extradition, and therefore will find it difficult to flee New Zealand.

Users are still unsure whether they will have access to their files, and frankly, this is extremely unlikely. However, an attorney for Megaupload is reportedly in negotiation with federal prosecutors to potentially release certain data. According to the attorney Ira Rothken, they are "cautiously optimistic" that an agreement may be reached.

Kim Schmitz, also known as Mr Dotcom, is expected to attend an extradition hearing on the 22nd of February.

Topics: New Zealand, Storage

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  • Well..

    It's nice to see that even the tech guys can be corupt, millionaire badasses; it's not just for people in the Financial sector.
    jetsethi
  • I look over this infographic and one question comes to mind

    What's different from this clown and the jack slick tycoons who head our now mostly foreign corporations? Appears you could replace his name with any of theirs and very little beyond that would need adjustment. It really is laughable.<br><br>Well, there is one difference. The Feds wouldn't do the dirty stiff-arm work for MU. They're allied with Hollywood instead. And here I thought SOPA had been shelved! Appears it's hardly needed. Watch for the Feds to call for the installation of centrally wired cameras in each and every household next. "FOR THE GOOD OF ALL"
    klumper
    • RE: The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)

      @klumper "What's different from this clown and the jack slick tycoons who head our now mostly foreign corporations? "<br>The difference is that those corporations are using brib... i mean are lobbying in Congress, and therefore can run with whatever they do. Kim on the other side made the huge mistake to not spend any money on that purpose. Well, not in the States anyway, because he bought NZ securities, paid for fireworks, etc.<br><br>The lesson to learn is: if you want to grow big, never save on "lobbying" expenses.
      ff2
  • RE: The Megaupload saga continues (infographic)

    All paid up users should receive a refund immediately!<br>I'm sure if the MegaUpload Legal Team or the CIA did that they wouldn't even put a microscopic dint in the ceased assets; and it would somewhat calm stiffed users.<br>Cheers
    Maxie69