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Megaupload founder promotes a new website

Kim Dotcom, the billionaire founder of the Megaupload file sharing service have now resurfaced on promoting a new site called Megabox, a file sharing service and to discover new music via his new Twitter account @KimDotcom. Kim is currently awaiting an extradition case from New Zealand, as this billionaire is wanted by the FBI in the United States for various charges of copyright infringement. Apparently this has not deterred the man from coming up with new and innovative ideas to make money online through offering premium services from downloading and streaming content online.

All the best to Kim Dotcom in his latest internet venture.

99 Comments

  1. Beavis
    Beavis September 1, 2012

    I took five different images from the internet and took different parts of the image to make into one image. Just out of curiosity, if I were to use that picture somewhere, would that be copyright infringement? I’m not quite sure if the images are copyrighted to begin with but since they are from a tv show, I’m assuming that it is.

  2. everythingisgonnabefine
    everythingisgonnabefine September 3, 2012

    Especially when it invovles a well-known musician who’s married to Alicia Key.. hmmmm..

  3. Gundown64
    Gundown64 September 3, 2012

    What are the copyright limitations if I would like to publish something that I received in response to an online ad that I posted? Can I solicit an email from the author stating that they grant copyright privileges to me and be covered?

  4. Chester
    Chester September 4, 2012

    My original question for a project is: “Should hdvd copies/copiers be regulated to protect copyright holders?”

    But I was just wondering what laws are already in place in order to protect the copyright holders?

  5. John G
    John G September 4, 2012

    Hello. I was wondering about what someone would need to copyright a webcomic’s characters the other day so I went and did some research. I started to wonder if copyrighting the comic itself would cover the characters. So, will copyrighting the franchise do or will I have to do each individual character?
    All help is appreciated.

  6. Arminator
    Arminator September 7, 2012

    I was wondering how some of you artists (photographers, illustrators, etc.) copyright your artwork through the US government website. Do you upload a zip of small filed pieces (like approx 300 pixels the largest size for example)? I don’t want to send my artwork through the mail. I rather would upload them from the site so it would be helpful if you guys would tell me your experience with this. Thanks.

  7. Mak Sultan
    Mak Sultan September 13, 2012

    Megavideo was a website that allowed users to watch full movies instantly, but it was shut down because co-creator, Kim Dotcom, was arrested for piracy. is there another website like Megavideo (without piracy terms involved, of course) that you can watch movies instantly and for free (meaning you don’t have to be a member or download something first to watch a movie).

  8. Heath
    Heath September 21, 2012

    Did You Know Megaupload Admin Kim Dotcom Been Released From Prison

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17122866

    Do You Think Megaupload Will Be Back Online In The Future?

    I Think Megaupload Will Be Back Online In The Future

    I Use To Download On Megaupload Before It Got Shut Down?

    What Do You Think?

  9. Kristian
    Kristian September 25, 2012

    I’m making a song with a piano sample from Lonnie Liston Smith. The song is called Quiet Moments. I want to copyright my song, but the sample is already copyrighted. Could someone please tell me what I must do in order to copyright my song with an already copyrighted sample? I would appreciate it greatly, and Thank You so much for your help.

  10. Stevalicious
    Stevalicious September 27, 2012

    I know that the copyright of professional photos is held by the photographer or studio who took them. I have a photo of a great-aunt from the late 20s taken at a photo studio. Question- is there a copyright still in place? If so, am I correct in assuming the studio is the owner?
    My understanding is that copyright is in place 75 years from the death of the author/creator. How does that play out in this situation?

  11. Jose B
    Jose B September 27, 2012

    how can i get my photography copyrighted? i have called the u.s. copyright office several times and got no help at all. If i sign my photos and watermark them is this good enough?

    confused….
    thanks for the info.
    cant i copyright my name and therefore every picture i take is automatically copyrighted??

  12. ttocs
    ttocs September 27, 2012

    Want to write a solutions manual to the College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide. If the Official Guide’s original questions are not repeated but only the page and question numbers are referenced is this OK with regards to copyright?

  13. MAK & CHEESE
    MAK & CHEESE September 28, 2012

    I’d like to make my own version of Sonic XTreme with some of my friends. Some of them want to sell the final version. I don’t know whether that’s legal, and what it would take to change the game we make so that we could sell it or even make it without infringing copyright. What I need to know is: Can we use the characters Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Tiara, Robotnik, and some of the other minor characters in our game sell the game for money?

  14. Le Pwner
    Le Pwner September 28, 2012

    I have just finished a book and I’m planning on self-publishing and reproducing it. However, it seems I’ve overlooked the issue of copyright. How exactly does one secure copyright to things like books here in the Philippines? Do I go to the IPO, or some government office? How long should the process take and how much will it cost?

    Thanks in advance.

  15. RuMKilleR
    RuMKilleR September 28, 2012

    Is it copyright infringement to copy an artists work and then resell it for a profit?

    Thanks, Mike
    Copy an artists work as in, drawing it over.

  16. Gundown64
    Gundown64 October 1, 2012

    My husband is wanting to put some of his book he has been working on online in either his blog or perhaps on his myspace and website. However, there is a concern of people ripping it off. So what type of copyright will he need to have inplace on it for online purposes. Any advice, input, or guidance is appreciated.

  17. Kristian
    Kristian October 2, 2012

    I know that a lot people say that it’s annoying but I’ve also heard that you also might be violating copyright if you do it? Is this true?

  18. Picean
    Picean October 3, 2012

    Is it possible to copyright literary work for free? I heard that once a work is created it automatically gets copyrights? Is this true, if so how can you prove u came with an idea first? Or Does everyone have to pay in order to protect there work?

  19. ericmreitz
    ericmreitz October 4, 2012

    Since I want to have pictures of the game logos and in game action I can’t use stock photos. How do blows manage this and avoid copyright laws ?

  20. therundown2k3
    therundown2k3 October 5, 2012

    I am currently looming for any resource or advice on how to know or find un copyrighted material to use in my art. I love to do inspirational pieces and do not want to infringe on anyone’s copyright. I am currently looking at quotes by Robert Frost and Emerson. Thank you for any information. I was hoping there may be a catalog or free search engine that has a database of only non copyrighted writing.

  21. mmminja
    mmminja October 6, 2012

    I’m pretty sure I remember hearing about a copyright case where a rapper A sued another rapper B for their album cover. Rapper A said that rapper B’s cover was too similar. I believe the court determined that, in fact, it was copyright infringement on the basis that the alignment of the jewelry on their hands (maybe on arms as well or something) was similar. I just can’t remember who were the rappers.

  22. everydayGuitarist
    everydayGuitarist October 8, 2012

    NO copyright misuse, NO fair use, NO copyright expiry, NO copyright violation, etc.
    Will Creative Commons Founders’ Copyright work?

  23. sakyue1993
    sakyue1993 October 9, 2012

    I have a band and we’re about to finish recording our songs for our EP Album. We’re unsigned. We’re really eager to sell them online, but we want to get the copyright first. How long does it take to get the copyright from the moment you send the songs to the copyright office? How long does it take to get the confirmation? Do you know of any other way we can get the copyright as fast as possible?

  24. Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag
    Jeremy Xargor is my gamertag October 10, 2012

    What free software is out there that will allow me to copyright dvd’s already burned from adobe encore cs5 that I have made. I do realize that no matter what there will always be a way to copy copyrighted dvds. But what can I use as a “first line of defence” so to speak.

    Thanks for any help!

  25. Denali
    Denali October 16, 2012

    I design logos and display them on my site, what copyright protect me if someone was to take one and call it their own. A link would be appreciated.

  26. Lachlan
    Lachlan October 18, 2012

    If a newsvideo wants to use a portion of a recorded work to help illustrate a story, like a snowman song for a snowy day, what is the copyright law? Can the news organization use a sample from a recorded work, or must they have written permission of the copyright owner?
    News is produced daily and there is no time to go through a lengthy copyright approval process. That is why this is an important question.
    Please answer this if you know the answer. Don’t fudge it. Nobody signs contracts with record labels to use songs; they take out an ASCAP license.

  27. Sergeant Pickle
    Sergeant Pickle October 20, 2012

    I have friends with a band and they need three of their songs copyrighted. How would they go about this? Would you need to copyright each instruments music seperate? Or all together? Where can they get this done cheap?

  28. homerliveshere
    homerliveshere October 21, 2012

    I work for a public University and we are making a fundraising video to send via email to our alumni (less than 9,000 people). As we are picking out music to play in the background of the video, can we just use any MP3 or do we need to be careful of copyright infringement. I’m not sure about the usage laws. Thank you!

  29. lildevilgurl152004
    lildevilgurl152004 October 21, 2012

    I absolutely love to take nature photography. I feel like my work is good enough to sell, and I would like to give it a try on ebay. I don’t want anyone to steal my images from there though so I am wondering what the best way is to copyright my material. I’ve seen people put a word over the image so people won’t want to try to take the image off the site to use as their own. Also, If someone does buy one of my pics, how do I copyright the actual photograph?

  30. mrankinmatt
    mrankinmatt October 21, 2012

    I’ve seen a lot of blogs by asians where they share download links for ebooks of today’s best selling authors. Based on the copyright law, this is illegal & results in 5 yrs imprisonment & $250,000 worth of fines. But how can they be stopped when they live abroad?

  31. nick s
    nick s October 24, 2012

    There is a bunch of examples, the most recent one the fat ugly guy that looks like Java the Hut that got busted for online piracy his name is Kim Dotcom.
    We me are the same, a couple of shots do the trick.
    Java the Hut
    http://www.bing.com/images/sea.....ORM=IDFRIR

  32. Scott W
    Scott W October 24, 2012

    In other types of copyright-protected materials, we enforce the copyright law in various ways, which includes not allowing reproduction of the materials involved. However, users of fonts and typeface must use them to publish something. In other words, they will make copies of the copyrighted thing, but that is pefectly OK. Then how do we protect copyright on fonts and typefaces?

  33. Caltel T
    Caltel T October 25, 2012

    I know the distribution/downloading of copyrighted songs without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal, but what about independent remixes of copyrighted songs? Are they public domain?

  34. Kaylla
    Kaylla October 25, 2012

    I was thinking about trying to make a new animated sitcom, such as The Simpsons or Family Guy. I was also needing to know how i could officially copyright it so nobody can steal it and make money from it, just in case. Plz answer by saying a place or just a person or company to call about copyright laws and all of that.

    Thank you.

  35. stephen m
    stephen m October 26, 2012

    Anyone know from experience? I wanted to upload something but Ive already had one video deleted due to copyright issues and I don’t know which material is ok to post and which will be pulled. I don’t want to risk having my account deleted.
    It’s stupid to delete accounts based on copyright “infringement”. How are we supposed to know what material is copyrighted and which isn’t?

  36. everythingisgonnabefine
    everythingisgonnabefine October 26, 2012

    I’ve got 2 strikes for my videos

    i’ve deleted them all still my account is not in a good standing will my account ever get in normal standing again ?

    i was just making some parody videos using some anime clips but TOEI animation had to be a dic* and sue my account

    why didn’t i get a copyright claim instead of copyright strike ?

  37. Squall Leonhart
    Squall Leonhart October 28, 2012

    Do you have to own the rights to that,beat in order for you to copyright your lyrics?

  38. Jason M
    Jason M October 30, 2012

    I uploaded a video and YouTube said, “one of your videos may contain copyrighted material. Please check your video.” I deleted the video immediately. Could my account get deleted? How many copyright offenses can I get before they delete my account?

  39. Xedo
    Xedo November 3, 2012

    If a woman/man is drawn from a particular magazine, and the only thing noticeable in similarity to the actual photo is the shape and stance, is that copyright infringement if chosen to reproduce these images for commercial use? The entire image is completely different and very much altered other than the stance.

  40. slipknot0129
    slipknot0129 November 7, 2012

    Copyright covers an artists work during there life + 70yrs until after they are deceased. If the artist is inbetween living and deceased for more than 70 yrs how does one get copyright permission (especially assuming that family are hard to locate).

    Any thoughts on requirements/means to get approval?

  41. Brendan O
    Brendan O November 9, 2012

    I was wondering if Kim Dotcom (Megaupload Founder) ever went to jail. He was expected to get 50 years but did he ever get any? I ask this because it’s been around 6 months since his site was taken down and he was arrested but I’ve not heard anything since.

  42. RichT
    RichT November 17, 2012

    We bought photographs of Shoeless Joe Jackson at an auction. Who owns the copyright to these pictures, and is there a way we can transfer it to us? Or are pictures automatically public domain after a certain amount of time?

  43. Malcolm Hudson
    Malcolm Hudson November 18, 2012

    I am curious as to how the copyright laws work.
    How do they apply to the pictures that you download off google?
    Is it still considered a copyright if i download the image, edit it and reupload it?
    What happens if I edit it, send it to my friend and he decides to upload it?
    If sourcing is required how do you source the image?

  44. Kevin
    Kevin November 20, 2012

    Is it copyright infringement to post a recipe from a magazine to your website word for word. Just the recipes – ingredients & instructions.

  45. Hayden
    Hayden November 22, 2012

    Hi, I want to get copyright for my cartoon characters and my cartoon’s name, but i want to know how i can get copyright for my characters and the name of my show for free? Thanks!

  46. steve
    steve November 22, 2012

    How do I get copyright permission for a rendition of Psycho Killer to make it legal to sell it on iTunes? Who do I contact?

  47. Terrence
    Terrence November 22, 2012

    Explain the copyright rule and regulations that apply to material found on the internet.Describe the methods you used to research this informarion, and where you obtained the information
    (about marketing researach)

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