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Old 03-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
 
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Kim Dotcom update

In his first interviews since his January arrest in New Zealand, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will prevail in what he calls a "political" Internet piracy case against him.



In what is shaping up to be one of the biggest copyright cases in history, U.S. authorities are trying to extradite Dotcom on racketeering and other federal charges. They say he and colleagues at his file-sharing website facilitated millions of illegal downloads, costing songwriters and moviemakers some half a billion dollars in lost copyright revenue while making a fortune for themselves.
Dotcom was arrested Jan. 20 and released last week on bail. Under the conditions of his release, he is confined to his Auckland home and isn't allowed Internet access.
SUMMARY
Jan. 19, 2012: Federal prosecutors shut down one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, Megaupload.com, on charges of violating piracy laws.
Feb. 09, 2012: Dotcom's lavish New Zealand mansion is siezed by local authorities.
Feb. 21, 2012: Dotcom is released on bail after authorities seize his funds.
In a story published Thursday in The New Zealand Herald, Dotcom said U.S. authorities cherry-picked emails and other evidence in a way that was "misleading and malicious."
"For me, sitting in my cell, I'm thinking, 'Why are they doing this? They can't win it'," he told a reporter for a sister publication, the Herald on Sunday.
Dotcom said in the interview that there were staff at Megaupload whose jobs were to take down any material that might infringe copyright. The U.S. indictment, however, alleges that Dotcom and Megaupload routinely took down individual links to offending material but left the offending material itself in place.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...#ixzz1nsMgwUgN

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Didn't they try that with Napster?
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Dam big brother.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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sorry big guy. your done I'm afraid
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Yeah he just might be.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:40 AM   #6
 
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yeah.. he just might be .... more updates:

US Prosecutors File For Extradition Of Megaupload's Kim Dotcom | Fox News
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #7
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This whole thing pissed me off because BTjunkie shut down as a consequence of Dotcom's arrest.

I haven't found a comparable replacement........... sux!
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