Intellectual Property

U.S. Court Won't Dismiss Megaupload Case

Just because a company has no presence in the U.S. is no reason to not prosecute


A bid to get the US government's case against Megaupload thrown out on a technicality has failed.

US District Judge Liam O'Grady has ruled there was no procedural error in prosecutors' inability to serve papers in the United States to Megaupload executives.

Kim Dotcom's lawyer, Ira Rothken, had argued US law requires a corporate criminal indictment be sent to a company's last known address in the US. 

But Megaupload is incorporated Hong Kong, while its CEO, Kim Dotcom, is resident in New Zealand.