Kim “Billy Big Steps” Dotcom poses beside a car in Hong Kong.
Just three days after the Motion Picture Association of America brought a civil lawsuit against Megaupload, the Recording Industry Association of America has jumped in with its own case.
In addition to the existing criminal copyright infringement case being prosecuted by the Justice Department in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Thursday lawsuit now brings to three the number of lawsuits filed against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his colleagues.
Dotcom and the others were initially arrested in a botched January 2012 raid on his mansion estate in New Zealand. He has since been fighting local authorities to prevent his extradition to the United States—that trial could be held as early as July.
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