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Megaupload Officers Sentenced In New Zealand

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Two males have lastly been sentenced within the once-infamous Megaupload case, Paul Ducklin reports for Sophos’ Naked Security. The file-sharing web site Mega introduced itself as a easy filelocker device, not dissimilar to a cloud storage service like dropbox or google drive, however investigators in a number of international locations decided that it was predominately used for – and monetized by – the buying and selling of pirated media recordsdata.

In contrast to founder Kim Dotcom, co-conspirators Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk have been in a position to keep away from an prolonged extradition battle by agreeing to be tried and sentenced in New Zealand. Each males pleaded responsible and have been convicted final summer time, making an settlement with the court docket to pay again greater than $5 million to copyright holders and work with authorities in the USA within the case in opposition to Dotcom. Final week, Ortmann and van der Kolk have been sentenced to 30 and 31 months at NZ’s Mt Eden Corrections Facility respectively. Kim Dotcom remains to be combating extradition to the U.S., tweeting on Thursday: “The little fireworks present that the prosecution placed on yesterday means nothing. It’s a PR stunt. Bram and Mathias will make horrible witnesses for the US Govt. The combat goes on.”

Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org

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