UPDATE: The state of copyright law and file sharing in 2012

After a flurry of activity in some high profile copyright infringement earlier this year, the current state of the case law appears to be in a holding pattern (at least for now).

Source: JDSupra.com (7/2012)

“File sharing in various forms has been a major focus for many copyright owners in the past few years.  Cases of alleged infringement include Kim Dotcom’s “MegaUpload”, Richard O’Dwyers “TV Shack”, resilient “The Pirate Bay”, and of course peer-to-peer sharing via torrent software.” © Baldwins l Intellectual Property 2012

Read the full file sharing case law update at JDSupra.com.

MegaUpload Goes Down, Hacker Community Rises Up

January 23, 2012

As reported by EuroNet News on January 23, 2012:

“The founder of file-sharing website Megaupload remains in custody in New Zealand, although the German-born former hacker known as Kim Dotcom denies charges of Internet piracy and money laundering.

The US authorities say the accused made his colossal fortune by copying and distributing music, movies and other copyrighted content without authorisation. The FBI requested a raid on the 38-year-old’s Auckland mansion on Friday.”

Watch actual video of Dotcom’s perp walk (did you catch that name??) EuroNet coverage of this case