Summary Box: Megaupload founder joked about past

COMING TO LIGHT: In emails two years ago, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom joked with his new neighbors in New Zealand about his bad-boy reputation before telling them his criminal past was behind him and he was coming to the country with good intentions. He described himself as “a former hacker” who was once convicted of insider trading.

IN COURT: A New Zealand judge denied him bail following his arrest on U.S. accusations of copyright infringement.

ABOUT THE SITE: The U.S. government shut down Megaupload’s file-sharing website last week, alleging the company facilitated illegal downloads of copyrighted movies and other content.