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Kim DotCom is accused by the U.S. government of copying all of YouTube's videos in 2006
Kim DotCom and MegaUpload helped fill out the cyberlocker's video library in 2006 by snatching videos from the then-fledgling YouTube, the U.S. government alleges.
Buried in the Jan. 5 indictment against MegaUpload, DotCom and six other employees of the cyberlocker service, are e-mail communications between two managers, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, from April 2006.
Originally posted by freethinker123
The US government is just determined to throw as many charges against Megaupload as they can, just in case some of the charges don't stick.
I mean, really? Taking content from youtube? I would think that is about as common as recording from the radio on tape was back in the day.
In 2011, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives and its counterpart, PIPA to the Senate. After Wikipedia, Google and other major technology websites staged an online protest, many people contacted their representatives and the bill was taken out of consideration. Days later, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd threatened that campaign contributions to politicians that failed to support the legislation would be cut off.[