Kim Dotcom Became a Commodity in the Anti-Piracy WarAdded: Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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Of course, no official of the United States or Hollywood executive would admit that, but Kim Dotcom became a rare commodity. The MegaUpload founder, after the service was closed down, is still promising more than one could imagine.
First of all, Dotcom promised a kind of “retaliation” by rising from its own ashes, though this plan might cost him 400 million NZ dollars. Secondly, Kim recently claimed that he wants to give free broadband for the New Zealand.
Of course, American entertainment industry isn’t happy with Kim Dotcom and what he does, because he allegedly cost them around $500 million in lost revenues. That’s why MegaUpload was seized. This event, as you remember, made the news for quite some time, while revealing many irregularities, which were pointed out by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the judges in charge with the case.
At the moment, the US government wants Kim Dotcom’s head. This is why American prosecutors filed a case against Dotcom and his former colleagues in hope to extradite them. Still, the industry experts believe they would hardly succeed. Their fiasco revealed a lot of flaws – starting from a faulty search warrant and ending with the statements of people involved. Even New Zealand’s Prime Minister had to apologize to Kim Dotcom for unauthorized monitoring of his communications.
But how did Kim Dotcom ended up with becoming a commodity? Despite the fact that such services as Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft offer cloud-based solutions, and therefore could easily be used to violate copyright, it’s not likely for the American government to cut the branch under its own feet. If you doubt this, remember the example of YouTube: when the streaming portal was targeted by Viacom, the service managed to invoke the DMCA and continued to operate.
Industry experts, when comparing Napster with MegaUpload, are saying that their demise caused a never before seen effect. For example, in the case of Napster, it only took one lawsuit to begin an era of anti-mp3 downloading war. Still, it is unclear how this will end, and everyone will have to wait until March 2013, because it is the date when the extradition hearing was scheduled for.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2012
|posted by (2012-12-02 03:23:00)|
|"Anti-Piracy War" what do they think this is some kinda drug Raine? do they even know what "Piracy" means? probably not. look up the TRUE definition and you WILL be shocked.|
BTW stupid people NAPSTER is not dead. BTW again do you know who started that lawsuit? I do.
|if I was Kim I would buy an Island somewhere in the gulf of Siam and set up my own Mega server outside of anyone's Jurisdiction and extradition much like radio Caroline but land based and be a true Pirate of the Internet since he has the money its not a great feat to accomplish and more cost effective than his plans so far in laying his own cable to America from Australia etc.Mind you knowing the Americans there might be a stray nuke hitting the Island with love from Cyber written on its side|
|posted by (2012-12-03 08:36:42)|
|First of all, Dotcom promised a kind of “retaliation” by rising from its own ashes... Spam|
|posted by (2012-12-03 09:17:14)|
|@Clamo many people know napster is still around and just don't care- calling people stupid for this is well... stupid. Why would anyone be shocked by the definition of piracy, do you have a dictionary for special people?|
@Embolism The article about Kim paying for a fiber optic cable was BS, the cable started being laid months ago and had nothing to do with that convicted bank thief. I like your idea about an island in the middle of nowhere to host servers- I'll even offer my services to set it up.
|they should cut that fat bastard up and feed the starving kids in africa|
|I use a file host based in Vietnam.i wonder if they would agree to a request from the American Government for the arrest of that File hosts CEO.||
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