A US district judge has denied Megaupload’s request to dismiss a criminal indictment, by arguing that the controversial website wasn't a US company.
Kim Dotcom and co’s lawyers argued that because their company had no US address, it could not be served a criminal summons in relation to their pirate file-hosting business.
But the judge has rejected that argument, saying that the lack of a US address under criminal law "does not require a result so extreme as dismissal" of an indictment.
The judge's decision means that the case against the company will continue. The charges against Dotcom and the individual defendants were not at issue in this decision.