While users housing content on the troubled Megaupload site were given a two-week reprieve, one of its co-founders is having less luck. Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal for bail, with prosecutors fearing that he would flee from New Zealand and return to his native Germany, possibly making him safe from extradition.
The legal saga of Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom has been going on for a long time now. Earlier in the case, the warrant that was used to arrest Dotcom at his New Zealand mansion was ruled illegal. Some video from that raid on the Dotcom mansion was made available back in 2012. The legality of that warrant has still been fought over to this day.
Kim Dotcom'sgetting his fortune back, and to celebrate, he's throwing a party. The Megaupload founder tweeted this morning that Auckland's High Court will return the cash, vehicles and property that were seized on behalf of the USback in 2012.
Sure Kim Dotcom recentlydropped an album, but that doesn't mean he's leaving his other projects to rot. HisMega cloud storageappfor iOSjust got a refresh, and it now comes with PhotoSync, which enables the app to automatically upload any new pictures you take, just likeDropboxand other backup services.
The BBC isn't due to transition BBC Three to anonline-only channel until late next year, but that isn't stopping it from testing the waters first. The Beeb confirmed today that for the first time, it will make a complete series available on BBC iPlayer before airing it on TV, allowing you to indulge in aNetflix-style binge(should you so wish).
Lindsay Lohan has officially sued Take Two and Rockstar, makers of the Grand Theft Auto game franchise. Lohan insists that a character in grand Theft Auto V was modeled after her, both in likeness and storyline. The troubled actress feels the equally troubled character in a video game is an attempt to gain from her issues.
As expected, Apple has filed an appeal disputing a July ruling that the company conspired to raise e-book prices. Apple told a federal appeals court the ruling “is a radical departure” from modern antitrust law, and warned it would “chill competition and harm consumers,” the Associated Press reports. The company seeks to either overturn the ruling, or be granted a new trial with a different judge.
A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that court-appointed monitor Michael Bromwich can continue to supervise Apple’s antitrust policies, Reuters reports. Apple was given a temporary reprieve from monitor Bromwich in late January, but Bromwich will once more be able to perform his duties, which are limited to assessing compliance policies and disseminating those policies.
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A court in the Netherlands has tossed out a cases against a Dutch man who uploaded more than 5,000 ebooks to The Pirate Bay , saying the matter isn't criminal and should be dealt with in civil court. This is the latest blow to the anti-piracy group BREIN, which isn't happy with the ruling.
hat would lead to better donor matching, which would reduce-long term organ rejection and complications, which is one of the major issues in organ transplant."One of the biggest problems with organ donation is availability. People will sit on waiting lists for months before getting the organ they need to survive. Now the BBC is reporting a potentially huge scientific breakthrough.
After launching its first 4K laptopin the UK, Toshiba has just announced US availability. Stateside, it'll be called the P55T, but as before, it's a 15.6-inch laptop with 3,840 x 2,160 resolution -- a staggering 282 PPI, if you're scoring at home. Driving all those pixels is AMD's 2GB DDR5 Radeon R9 M265X discrete graphics, a 4th-gen Intel quad-core i7 CPU and 16GB DDR3L max memory.
Microsoft might just give you a little help finishing your next term paper. The company isintegrating academic datainto Bing and services that use it, like Cortana inWindows Phone 8.1. When the upgrade hits in the fall, you should have an easier time tracking down articles on given subjects, finding an author's other works or following news from a conference.
Google 's attempts to escape privacy sanctions in France that will force it to publish an embarrassing mea-culpa on its site have failed, with the French courts insisting there'll be no getting around the public message.
Friday night was harsh for people trying to make it in Hollywood. "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," the popular new mobile game that could rake in around $85 million this year for its namesake, went offline for a little while on Friday. And people were not happy about it.