Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S. where he faces charges of money laundering, copyright infringement and racketeering, a New Zealand court has ruled, the BBC reported. Dotcom said he will appeal the ruling.
Doctom founded Megaupload, a now-defunct website, which allowed millions of people to download songs and movies. The website cost record firms and film studios more than $500 million (£322m).
Dotcom claims he is not responsible for the copyright infringement.
Three other men who co-founded the site and face similar charges have also been ruled as eligible for extradition.Dotcom In New Zealand Since 2010
Born Kim Schmitz, [...]
Antihero and all-around Hollywood foe Kim Dotcom has revealed his vision for a new, evolved and more secure internet with MegaNet.
Despite subtle hints teasing a new project where he proclaimed “…a new internet that can’t be controlled, censored or destroyed by Governments or Corporations with MegaNet,” Kim Dotcom hadn’t revealed much of his grand plan for the internet.
"The internet is basically a giant public forum for the govt to know everything we're doing" – Kim Dotcom. #SydStart pic.twitter.com/OBHgakpft7
— Denham Sadler (@denhamsadler) October 29, 2015
Never having been one to hold back, Kim [...]
In an ask-me-anything style Q&A recently at Slashdot, Kim Dotcom revealed a lot about his life. He also told anyone who was listening or reading that he was not involved with Mega anymore, and wouldn’t consider Mega safe. Here are his exact words:
I’m not involved in Mega anymore. Neither in a managing nor in a shareholder capacity. The company has suffered from a hostile takeover by a Chinese investor who is wanted in China for fraud. He used a number of straw-men and businesses to accumulate more and more Mega shares. Recently his shares have been seized by the NZ government. Which means the NZ government is in control. In addition Hollywood has seized all [...]
Which is preferable, free Internet susceptible to spying and tampering, as is the case with Mark Zuckerberg’s next big project, or encrypted, potentially very expensive, crowdfunded Internet provided by the Web’s most legendary pirate king?
If you believe Kim Dotcom, world citizens will soon enough have a choice. The MegaUpload founder and potentially most successful pirate-by-proxy ever, has been alluding to a new communications protocol dubbed MegaNet for years. In a more recent interview, included below, Dotcom tells Max Keiser that MegaNet is a real ambition that currently has raised $40 million through private crowdfunding. Dotcom also intends to raise another [...]