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Megaupload.com Update: Lawyer Says Swizz Beatz Is Not Company CEO

(AllHipHop News) Contrary to recent news reports, Swizz Beatz is not the CEO of controversial file-sharing website, Megaupload.com.

Ira Rothken, an attorney for Megaupload.com, made the revelation to RollingStone.com as he explained that, to his knowledge, Beatz “was never involved in any meaningful way” with Megaupload.com, but was in talks to helm the website.

“He was negotiating to become the CEO, but it was never official,” Rothken said.

The lawyer’s comments counter previous reports that listed Beatz as a silent, executive partner for Megaupload.com, which was shut down Thursday (January 19) after massive copyright infringement and racketeering charges were brought against the company and its top executives. Four of the seven defendants named in the case were arrested in New Zealand.

Other charges leveled at the Megaupload.com include money laundering and racketeering. The website stands accused of being complicit in costing copyright holders more than $500 million in damages, while raking in more than $175 million in illegal proceeds.

In protest of the Megaupload.com shut down, a number of major websites have been shut down by Internet hackers. Among those targeted were websites for the Department of Justice, the MPAA, Universal Music, and the RIAA. The FBI’s website, www.fbi.gov, is reportedly the next site on the list for Anonymous, a “hacktivist” group in Sweden that claimed responsibility for shutting down the Department of Justice website.

Megaupload.com is currently trying to get back online as it fights charges and works to recover from the situation.

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  • rep87

    swizz wasnt going to get that close to the money he was on the pay role and used for his name in the game

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      shit if anything swizz should be doing the happy feet … if he was really ceo he’d prob be locked up right now

  • Blck46fl

    Jay-z is the same way, he doesn’t own shit neither, them jews and whites just use these niggaz name to solicit to us

    • You know him personally?

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      u cant compare what jayz was and has dont vs swizzes current situation with megaupload …. he was being considered but never went thru …. jayz really owns or is in partner ship with the 40/40 club brand …. jayz is really a minority owner of the Brooklyn Knicks … its a big difference mane …….. keep it 100 … ijs

  • TaylorMariana11

    This is so wrong. Check this…bit.ly/A5I2rz

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    YEAH WHEN THEY GETTING INTO TROUBLE HES NOT CEO BUT IF THEY WHERE GETTING
    SOME TYPE OF AWARD OR MONEY HES THE OWNER RIGHT,NOT BUYING IT LOCK HIS NOSE UP FOR 10 BIDS, KEEP HIM FROM SMELLING THE PP?USSY???

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    TALK TALK TALK TALK

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  • Swizz don’t won’t no lawsuits!!!

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    side note u can tell how stupid the music industry is … megaupload is a site mainly used to share movies … and most likely porn movies cause you can upload up to a gig for free … its def not one of the popular music sharing site …. dumb asses …. who they going to go after next ?? ???????.com ……  most likely no site that would truely impact that free file sharing on the net … LMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!