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Megaupload site wants assets back, to fight charges

WASHINGTON: The Internet website, shut down by US authorities over allegations that it illegally peddled copyrighted material, is trying to recover its servers and get back online, a lawyer for the company said on Friday.

The company and seven of its executives were charged in a 5-count, 72-page indictment unsealed on Thursday accusing them of engaging in a wide-ranging and lucrative scheme to offer material online without compensating the copyright holders.

Authorities in New Zealand arrested four of those charged, including one of its founders, who legally changed his name to Kim Dotcom. Assets were also seized money, servers, domain names and other assets in the United States and several countries. 

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Hmmm...I wonder if the New Zealand lackies also impounded the personal & real property of Megaupload's owner which, according to them, was quite vast. 

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