21 Jan '12, 9am

Megaupload trying to recover servers and get back online, says website's lawyer

AUCKLAND - The Internet website Megaupload, shut down by authorities over allegations that it illegally peddled copyrighted material, is trying to recover its servers and get back online, a lawyer for the company said yesterday. The company and seven of its executives were charged in a 5-count, 72-page indictment unsealed on Thursday accusing them of engaging in a wide-ranging and lucrative scheme to offer material online without compensating the copyright holders. Authorities in New Zealand arrested four of those charged, including one of its founders, who legally changed his name to Kim Dotcom. Assets which were also seized include money, servers, domain names and other assets in the United States and several countries. "The company is looking at its legal options for getting back its servers and its domain and getting its servers back up online," Megaupload's lawyer Ira...

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