Megabox to launch on raid anniversary
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 8:30a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Kim Dotcom's new business venture, Megabox, will launch on the anniversary of the raid on his mansion in January.
This morning Dotcom set up a Facebook page for the new site, and over the weekend said it would go live on January 19, 2013.
The raid on the Coatesville property he rents happened on the morning of January 20 this year, or January 19 in most of the rest of the world.
Dotcom posted an aerial photo of the mansion on Megabox's Facebook page, saying: "Here is where Megaupload was born and where Megabox is gonna be born."
He promises the new site will be "free, easy and legal".
Last month Dotcom said the new site was 90 percent finished. It's believed Megabox will include a music streaming service like Spotify, which will allow users to upload and sell their own music directly to fans.
Dotcom is currently facing extradition to the United States on a number of charges, including money laundering and piracy.
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25/12/2012 11:45:56 p.m.
according to this http://feed.torrentfreak.com/~r/Torrentfreak/~3/W6CROyVXTdg/ you're mixing up mega and megabox
28/11/2012 3:54:28 p.m.
Yes! But I'm wondering How is he doing this? (Workers or what?)
3/11/2012 3:37:21 p.m.
Perhaps Judge O'Grady thinks that New Zealand is another quaint antipodean State of the US in the South Pacific? Perhaps Finlayson, Collins and "Deputy Fife" came up with the "extradition" idea without closely examining the American Criminal Code? Anyway, the precedent is an association representing 6 native companies can complain that a foreign company is hurting its profits and charge it remotely using "ego", and "alter egos" on both sides, utilizing criminal liability from the US Code. The "ego" being obliterate the sucker first. Sure to stand up in the Supreme Court? That warrant that has Justice Potter and the Commissioner playing with Dotcom's number plates can't actually be worth a tin of fish, can it?
3/11/2012 7:51:40 a.m.
John Campbell wondered what the hell are the FBI doing prosecuting in New Zealand an alleged white-collar criminal with the assistance of the anti-terror Group? Can US Federal judges be sued? Finnish Criminal code allows prosecutions of offences directed at Finnish citizens. What is the score with US Law? This is interesting because if US Law is similar then an association (MPAA) is not a citizen. If the Judge had to cover himself he could not make Chris Dodd the alter ego of the whole thing because Mr Dodd would have to have had something personally stolen (his word) by Kim Dotcom (the other "alter ego" in reverse). Funny games these Yanks play, eh?
3/11/2012 6:41:56 a.m.
Why is it that America thinks the world should march to its tune. If they pulled there woolly heads in and stopped interfering in everyone else's business the world would be a better place. It's sad to think that New Zealand authorities have gone along with the FBI, no doubt lobbied and bribed, by big American business. I say good on you and if this is the American justice system at work then America is no better than any present, or past dictatorship, in the world. Is it any wonder there is so much unrest in the Middle East. I say America should get off their pedestal and sort their own back yard out. While I wouldn't know how to use your site/s, I have always thought the whole sordid affair had a distinct fishy smell about it. I hope you win and make them pay for their bully tactics.
1/11/2012 8:27:10 p.m.
JURISDICTION IN RESPECT OF CRIMINAL CHARGES HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE COURT CLOSEST TO SCENE OF THE ALLEGED OFFENCE. The MPAA needed to complain to the New Zealand police or to Hong Kong about Megaupload, or both. There is no convention, treaty, rule, legislation, nor mandate applicable to USDOJ's indictment and its resulting warrant against Megaupload, no right to touch the servers, freeze bank accounts, none of it. The US play by ear. It is new and Worldwide territory. Politicians, attorneys general, judges. They have all played along and it is all back-to-front and upside down because might is right? The New Zealand police should have investigated, or the Hong Kong police for the earlier years. Is the scene of the crime in respect of a website company the place where the keys are pressed by the company operators or not?
1/11/2012 4:07:44 p.m.
Kosmos Agamemnon says: "So lets get this straight... It's possible to illegally spy on the owner of a web company, illegally seize his property, illegally shutdown his business, illegally seize the content of his web site; the majority of which is the property of the site's subscribers. Then illegally deny access to the owners of that property on the basis that the person who owns it can not prove they own it. Welcome to the US Justice system. It would be funny if it wasn't serious"
1/11/2012 1:39:27 p.m.
the DR wrote:
go for it Mr dotcom. i don't know where all these tiny minded kiwis came from. we once stood up for what was right not what we where told was right! now it seems we all think wear yanks. and we once had a police force that could not be swayed. and not told what to do. good luck mate and all the best
1/11/2012 4:30:00 a.m.
Owolola Adebola wrote:
At times illegality could become legality. The ingenuity of one man could be the guilty of another. Let us wait and see where the pendulum swings.
31/10/2012 1:51:55 p.m.
"Nothing in this section limits the evidence that may be admitted at any hearing to determine whether a defendant is eligible for surrender". The section in question read literally could perhaps afford the possibility of evidence of non-infringing use being provided directly by non infringing users (seeing as the DOJ) are so reluctant to provide it. The literal interpretation seems to prevent the Judge from filing such evidence in a waste paper basket. Think about it if you hold or held a subscription. The value doesn't matter. If you ever used Mega for a legitimate purpose and can prove that Judge Nevin Dawson at the Takapuna Court should get to know about it. Most of the legal papers show Attorney General vs Dotcom & Ors, but he's got his loyalties mixed up as well as the SG. I think the other party is actually the Minister of Justice according to section 18 of the Act. So a copy to Judith Collins c/- Parliament would probably be the correct service address
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