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Megaupload would have made pre-internet copyright pirates 'green with envy' - the US case for Kim Dotcom extradition

Megaupload would have made copyright infringers of an earlier age "green with envy" through its ability to exploit the internet for money, the Supreme Court has been told.

Barrister Kieran Raftery QC, representing the United States, said the internet had no geographical boundaries and in this environment Megaupload had flourished.

"When it comes to copyright infringement, the advent of the internet has changed the landscape considerably."

He said Megaupload had harvested 180 million registered users during its existence.

"That is the sort of figure that would have made copyright infringers of the 19th and 20th century all green with envy."

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