Megaupload Loses Bid To Toss Criminal Copyright Case

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday refused to throw out the criminal copyright case against Megaupload.com, rejecting the alleged piracy website's argument that it had no U.S. mailing address and could not be properly served.

U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady said a foreign entity like Megaupload cannot dodge U.S. criminal prosecution by failing to acquire a U.S. address.

Megaupload's lawyers had argued that the federal rules of civil procedure say a corporate entity can be charged in the U.S. only if legal papers can be sent...
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USA v. Dotcom et al


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1:12-cr-00003

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Virginia Eastern

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January 5, 2012

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