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Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 19 – Four of the suspected conspirators involved in the Megaupload.com charges were arrested in New Zealand. Megaupload.com is a file-sharing website and was shut down for alleged copyright infringement totaling $175 million. Seven of the involved individuals are in federal court in Alexandria, VA. Closing the website was one of the largest criminal copyright cases for the U.S. that targeted the misuse and distribution of public content. This action is taking place while the U.S. Congress discusses legislation for anti-piracy, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Jan. 22 – The European Union announced that it will be banning the import of Iranian crude oil and prohibiting the trading of gold, diamonds and other metals. This restriction is adding onto the list of sanctions imposed on Iran from the U.S. and the United Nations. The sanctions are intended to target Iran's central bank and thus push Iran to cooperate with their development of nuclear weapons.
New York, USA
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