Kim Dotcom Virtually Attended SXSWAdded: Friday, March 29th, 2013
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For apparent reasons, Kim Dotcom was unable to personally attend the SXSW, and made a virtual appearance at the festival via Skype. During his speech, he expressed his thoughts about efforts of the United States to extradite him and other problems concerning the entertainment industry.
At the moment, MegaUpload’s head is forbidden to leave New Zealand, as he is awaiting for his extradition verdict. In case he’s to be shipped to the United States, Kim Dotcom could face a few decades of jail sentence on grounds of copyright infringement, racketeering, and money laundering. He claimed he would never end up in an American prison.
Despite the fact that MegaUpload actually was used to infringe copyright from time to time, Kim Dotcom still insists that his business was not a mere pirate haven. The company had 220 employees, a possible IPO valuation of over $2 billion, and a huge database of subscribers, including the Brazilian government.
Moreover, Kim announced that only 10% of his subscribers were from the United States, and that of all the files uploaded to the service, half had never been downloaded. This illustrates that people were mainly using it for storage. Kim Dotcom also revealed the fact that local police officers spied on him without a warrant, and the next hearing in April should establish whether it was legal or not.
Dotcom promised to show that the Prime Minister lied in Parliament during the hearing in April, while the hearing in August will show that the police and officials from both New Zealand and the United States have shown unethical behaviour. Dotcom keeps insisting that if files are someone’s property, then it means the American authorities have taken millions of people’s property without warning or legal standing.
Dotcom’s floating head (that’s how he appeared at the festival) on the screen admitted that its life right now was pretty relaxed. Kim’s new company, Mega, was doing great, accounting for more than 3 million users. For Dotcom as a citizen not much has changed – he still goes to the cinema and plays games – something like Call of Duty, but there’s legal war instead of modern war.
After enjoying a great success with new Mega service, Dotcom is planning on starting a music service called Megabox. Contrary to iTunes, Megabox will be hosted online, use HTML 5 coding and give musicians 90% of all sales. Good news, good news…
March 29th,2013Posted by:
Friday, March 29th, 2013
|Kim, Continue applying pressure to expose the actual "criminals" in your case. Bring them to their knees! Just because they are in office in several different governments doesn't give them the right to abuse your rights and apparently the rights of all of us who support your battle. In Greed we Trust?? NOT!!! Love thy country, Hate thy government is a sad commentary. Citizens need unite to re-take control of our corrupt governments........|
|why? his fat slob mobile scooter wouldn't fit thru the doors?||
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