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Megaupload: Time to Freak Out or Get Some Perspective? Copyright

February 23, 2012

Most often, when it comes to copyright, startups are worried about civil damages stemming from copyright infringement lawsuits.  However, it is possible to violate a copyright and be criminally liable.  In light of the government's recent criminal indictment against Megaupload, the file-sharing site, this article provides some background to the procedure the government follows in bringing a criminal copyright indictment, examines the powers the government has in conjunction with such an indictment, and provides a conjecture as to why the government targeted Megaupload instead of another similar website. 

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Megaupload: Time to Freak Out or Get Some Perspective? Copyright

AUTHOR

Rick Sanders

Rick Sanders