Does it make you uncomfortable that Kim Dotcom is getting his assets back? The good news is if you join his political party, you’ll be treated to racetrack rentals and mansion picnics.
Now for some troubling information from the other side.
Megaupload claims that 490 Megaupload accounts actually belonged to MPAA and RIAA members.
People working at Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal Music Group, Sony, Warner Music, and more all had registered accounts.
181 of these accounts were paid premium. Together, these users uploaded 16,455 files totaling 2,097 GB.
Megaupload said these accounts had addresses that could be easily linked back to these studios. It’s not clear if they mean IP addresses, physical addresses, or e-mail addresses.
TorrentFreak also points out that many of these studios tried to work with Megaupload in the past. Warner Bros., Disney, and Fox all reached out to Megaupload and Megavideo to discuss advertisements and content syndication.
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