'Biden ordered for Mega to be taken down' - Dotcom
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 6:08p.m.
By Amanda Gillies / NZN
US President Barack Obama is the man Kim Dotcom targets in his next song, to be released in a few days.
And it's little wonder.
Dotcom’s convinced the shutdown of his Megaupload file-sharing service was ordered by the White House after Hollywood studio executives met with US Vice President Joe Biden.
“Someone high up there with a lot of power said, ‘I want these guys out of business.’ And that's what happened here,” says Dotcom.
“The role of Hollywood in this case is significant. Hollywood has placed its own people inside the Department of Justice. Hollywood is one of the most significant contributors to the campaign of Obama and his re-election.”
Dotcom told the TorrentFreak website that White House logs show Mr Biden met with studio executives about six months before he and co-accused Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk were arrested.
"I do know from a credible source that it was Joe Biden, the best friend of former Senator and MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) boss Chris Dodd, who ordered his former lawyer and now state attorney Neil MacBride to take Mega down," says Dotcom.
He says he will release further details about the Biden claims.
“At this time I can't say more than what's out there, but we're going to launch a website on which we are going to reveal the information at the appropriate time.”
Dotcom also told TorrentFreak that Mike Ellis of the Motion Picture Association of Asia, an extradition expert and former Hong Kong police superintendent, met with Mr Dodd, Mr Biden and studio bosses.
“The same Mike Ellis met with the Minister of Justice Simon Power in New Zealand,” he says.
Last week a New Zealand High Court judge found that search warrants used in the raid on Dotcom's $30 million mansion in Auckland, were invalid.
It's now likely he will sue the American and New Zealand governments. 3 News understands he could seek as much as $50 million.
“It's really hard to put a number on it. I think the value of money is not really the most important thing here. The value of what is happening to this family and the pain that comes with all of this. It's certainly much bigger,” says Dotcom.
Today he spent yet another day in court, this time fighting for evidence to fight his extradition to the US.
“The US government and Crown Law are doing everything to keep us from this information. And I think that is wrong,” he says.
The extradition hearing is in just over a month. Ultimately, Dotcom says, he wants to return to a normal life. That's what's most important to him.
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5/07/2012 1:10:07 p.m.
No surprise there. anyone who'd been paying attention to what was going on prior to the attacks on Megaupload (and they were attacks, the legality of them is dubious at best.) knows the generalities of this, though knowing the specific links in the chain is useful for proving it and/or knowing who needs to be dealt with.
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