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, [...]
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 [...]
It’s no secret that the United States government has access to citizen information through various channels, and even people outside the U.S. borders aren’t safe from their watchful eye. It’s no longer a question of morals and ethics, but a dilemma people face to be either complacent or to find an alternative to protect their identity.