UNITED ST TES DISTRICT
THE E STERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINI lexandria Division
WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP., UMG RECORDINGS, INC., SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, and CAPITOL RECORDS, LLC, Plaintiffs,
MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, KIM DOTCOM, MATHIAS ORTMANN, and BRAM
Civil Action No.
JURY TRI L DEM NDED
Plaintiffs Warner Music Group Corp., UMG Recordings, Inc., Sony Music Entertainment, and Capitol Records, LLC, by their attorneys, hereby allege as follows:
N TURE OF
This is an action for copyright infringement under the copyright laws
the United States, Title 17, United States Code.
Plaintiffs are record companies that, along with their affiliated companies, produce, manufacture, distribute, sell, and license the vast majority
legitimate commercial sound recordings in this country. Defendants are a group
entities and individuals that operated a notorious Internet copyright infringement website and service, known as Megaupload, up until the time
their January 2012 indictment on federal criminal copyright infringement charges. The United States Department
Justice's criminal case against Defendants is currently pending in this District. Defendants' business, which included operating the Megaupload