The DOJ has accused Dotcom and Megaupload of running a massive file-sharing operation infringing the copyrights of many U.S. companies. In January, the agency seized the website and charged Dotcom and three other executives with conspiracy to commit racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering.
Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's e-mail address is email@example.com.