It’s been a rough week in the roller coaster ride that Kim Dotcom calls life. The filesharing mogul plans to launch Me.ga, the next generation of the ill-fated Megaupload, in January. But TorrentFreak reports that Mr. Dotcom is now facing two new antagonists: The government of Gabon and a pack of hackers. Read More
For competitive Call of Duty players like Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, the amount of time it takes for your local Internet signal to hit remote Xbox servers could actually cost you your title. Mr. Dotcom, he of lavish hot tub parties and trollish a Twitter account, wasn’t about to let that happen. Read More
It seems the government of New Zealand may have gotten more than it bargained for with that bonkers raid on Kim Dotcom’s compound. The whole incident, which should have been a simple wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am extraction and extradition, has metastasized into a endless headache over the most banal of legalities.
For instance: It appears that Mr. Dotcom, despite his legal residency, was unlawfully spied upon by the nation’s Government Communications and Security Bureau. The cops told them it was okay, and rather than doing a little independent verification, they proceeded accordingly.
Consequently, the Prime Minister has personally apologized to Mr. Dotcom. Via Read More
Anyone who’s ever been stopped for speeding or busted for drinking at a city beach has wanted to give the law the finger. But most of us, were we ever to find ourselves indicted, would likely chose to keep a low profile.
Kim Dotcom, however, is not like the rest of us. He wouldn’t know how to make himself inconspicuous if someone pirated a how-to video and uploaded it to MegaUpload for him. And so it’s no surprise that, as he waits in New Zealand for a court decision on whether he’ll be extradited to the U.S. and tried for criminal copyright infringement, Mr. Dotcom is using his brand-new Twitter account as a distribution channel for Instagram pics and sly wisecracks about his present legal difficulties. Read More