MegaUpload Wants Criminal Copyright Charges Dismissed

MegaUpload filed a court brief asking a judge to decide whether to dismiss criminal copyright infringement charges, a request that could result in a quick end to the court case against the company. The file-sharing site contends that federal criminal procedures dictate that a company must be served a criminal summons within the U.S. MegaUpload's headquarters were in Hong Kong, and it never had an office in the U.S., according to the brief, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.