News tagged with prosecutions

US attorney general defends Dotcom prosecution

US Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday denied allegations from Kim Dotcom that the prosecution against the Internet tycoon was launched to appease Hollywood moguls concerned about online piracy.

May 08, 2013
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Dutch cyberattack suspect arrested in Spain (Update)

A Dutch citizen has been arrested in Spain in connection with what experts described as the biggest cyberattack in the history of the Internet, one launched against an anti-spam watchdog group last month, prosecutors announced ...

Apr 26, 2013
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MIT to release documents about activist Swartz (Update)

(AP)—The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Vietnam urged to redouble rhino trade fight

Vietnam was on Tuesday urged to do more to fight the illegal trade in rhino horn, which is highly prized in the Southeast Asian nation for its supposed medicinal qualities.

Mar 12, 2013
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In UK, Twitter, Facebook rants land some in jail

(AP)—One teenager made offensive comments about a murdered child on Twitter. Another young man wrote on Facebook that British soldiers should "go to hell." A third posted a picture of a burning paper poppy, ...

Nov 15, 2012
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Megaupload boss aims to lie low

Flamboyant Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has vowed to lie low as he awaits a US attempt to extradite him from New Zealand, fearing a backlash after making a series of high-profile announcements.

Nov 06, 2012
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