Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload

This morning, Kim Dotcom, accused by the Department of Justice of criminal copyright infringement, is in a New Zealand court to see if he will be extradited to the United States. One of the things in Dotcom’s corner is testimony from Lawrence Lessig, a preeminent U.S. copyright scholar, and current presidential candidate. He argued to …

A New Zealand Judge Dismisses Almost All of Kim Dotcom’s Appeals Against Extradition

The title above is the subject of a news article from Joseph Hincks at TIME. He explains that, on December 15, 2017, “a high court justice said the only one of Dotcom’s grounds for contesting the order — which include challenging the validity of police arrest warrants and New Zealand court orders — would stand.” …

Update on Kim Dotcom Extradition

There’s been two significant developments this week in the ongoing effort to extradite Kim Dotcom (the CEO of the now-defunct Megaupload) from New Zealand to the United States to face criminal charges of copyright infringement. I’ve been following the proceedings since co-authoring Criminal Copyright Enforcement Against Filesharing Services, 15 North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology 101 …

New Article in Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal Online

Sorry for the break in blogging; I’ve been focused on some other projects, including getting out the final versions of my article about criminal prosecution of filesharing services. A long-form version will appear in the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology later this month, and a shorter discussion of the topic was published this …

New article on criminal prosecution of filesharing services

Along with a coauthor, I’ve written an article about criminal enforcement actions against filesharing services, including the ongoing prosecution of the operators of Megaupload. The article also touches on the actions against the Pirate Bay and NinjaVideo. This area of law is important in defining how the federal government protects creators of copyrighted content without …