Megaupload copyright infringement case sees its first conviction

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The Megaupload copyright infringement case saw its first conviction yesterday, Ars Technica reports. Programmer Andrus Nõmm plead guilty to felony copyright infringement and was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison.

Nõmm was arrested in Virginia earlier this week after years of fighting extradition in the Netherlands. He was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012.

Megaupload owner Kim Dotcom is accused of running the now-defunct file storage site as a piracy ring and encouraging users to upload copyrighted material illegally. Dotcom’s servers were seized by police in 2012, but last year New Zealand’s Court of Appeal ruled that police had to provide Dotcom copies of all data seized in the raid. Dotcom and the five other…

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