Megaupload lawyer says case could affect other storage services

Posted in: Legal & Security at 04/04/2012 17:22

[IDG] A verdict against Megaupload in the U.S. would mean other cloud storage providers can be held criminally liable for illegal content stored by customers on their networks, an attorney representing the shuttered file-sharing site said Tuesday.

Prosecutors in the U.S. have accused Megaupload and seven people associated with the company, including founder Kim Dotcom, of copyright infringement, aiding and abetting copyright infringement, wire fraud and money laundering. The U.S. has started proceedings to extradite them from New Zealand to the U.S., where they hope to put the company on trial.

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