MegaUpload and the Amazing Disappearing DMCA Safe Harbor: Copyright

Part 3: Will Willfulness Ride to the Rescue? In the first part of this three-part series, we tried to put the MU Indictment into a practical context. Last time, we started to look at the substance of the legal issues, starting with the government’s case. We concluded...

Megaupload: Legal Obstacle Course for Prosecutors: Copyright

Part 2: The Government’s Unclear Path to Conviction Last time, I tried to give some practical perspective to the Megaupload Indictment. It was, at the same time, business as usual and completely extraordinary. I predicted (we’ll see how accurately) that MU will...

Megaupload: Time to Freak Out or Get Some Perspective? Copyright

Part 1: Situation Normal: The Sky’s Falling I’ve put off blogging about MegaUpload (“MU”) for several weeks now–too long, really–for a few perfectly good reasons. I’ve been busy. I’ve been sick. Mostly, though, although I can talk about the DMCA at...