New Zealand PM Personally Apologizes to Kim Dotcom

Mr. Dotcom. (commons.wikimedia.orgAndreas_Bohnenstengel)

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


Kim Dotcom’s New Twitter Is Basically A Big Old ‘Screw You’ To the Authorities

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This'll play well at sentencing.

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