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MegaUpload's me.ga domain suspended prior to launch

MegaUpload's me.ga domain suspended prior to launch

Well -- that didn't take long. It appears MegaUpload's resurrection as me.ga has already been thwarted by the Gabonese government. The republic's Minster of Communications Blaise Lourmbe insisted that Gabon will not "serve as a platform or screen for committing…
Weekend tech reading: Portugal considers a 'Terabyte Tax'

Weekend tech reading: Portugal considers a 'Terabyte Tax'

In what legislators are calling an attempt to "bring old legislation into the 21st century," the Portuguese parliament is considering taxation on storage devices, in an attempt to protect copyright holders. According to one local media outlet, Exame Informatica, the 'minor' legislative update...

MegaUpload shut down by US government, four execs arrested

MegaUpload shut down by US government, four execs arrested

The US government has shut down one of the world's largest filesharing destinations, calling the service an "international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for massive worldwide online piracy." In cooperation with the United States, New Zealand arrested four MegaUpload executives…
The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

Although it's condemned by the media industry for providing access to illegal content, there is a positive side The Pirate Bay. If nothing else, the world's largest torrent site can shine a spotlight on little-known artists, allowing them to rise from obscurity and ascend to stardom...