Megaupload Faces Uphill Battle Beating Piracy Rap: Attys

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 8:56 PM EST) -- Megaupload has denied the government's claims that the popular file-sharing site is an international criminal organization responsible for widespread online piracy, but the site faces a tough task in defending against last week's indictment, attorneys say, with arguments that it is shielded from U.S. copyright laws unlikely to carry sway with the court.

Megaupload ringleader Kim Dotcom, who was reportedly denied bail Tuesday by a New Zealand district court pending an extradition hearing Feb. 22, has maintained his innocence and plans to fight the extradition proceedings,...
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