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