Dotcom to outline Biden claims on website
Wed, 04 Jul 2012 3:44p.m.
Kim Dotcom says he's going to launch a website outlining his allegations that United States Vice-President Joe Biden helped engineer the shutdown of his Megaupload site.
Dotcom and three co-accused, all of whom live on Auckland's North Shore, face charges of internet piracy laid over Megaupload by the US government, which wants to extradite them.
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Dotcom is due to have an extradition hearing in early August, though the courts still have to deal with actions over the police search of his properties and the seizure of several items, both of which a High Court judge ruled were illegal.
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," Dotcom told Torrent Freak.
Dotcom wouldn't comment about the allegations on Wednesday outside the High Court in Auckland, where the US government is appealing a ruling saying it must provide him with full disclosure of evidence ahead of his extradition hearing.
But he said he would 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 told TorrentFreak that "the whole Mega case is quite the political thriller".
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4/07/2012 7:17:34 p.m.
The Libor rigging scandal in the UK has some direct comparisons with the allegations in the Dotcom case - ie a company is alleged to have in one case committed fraud, in another case copyright infringement with causing damages to third parties - in one case the movie industries, in another anyone who Banks. The reaction of the Authorities although couldn’t be different. There were no helicopters on the lawns of the banks CEO the funds of the bank were not seized the accounts of the banks clients were not frozen. These actions would be unthinkable! The comparison is uncanny, and the disproportionate response by the authorities illustrate the fact that the Dotcom case is politically driven and New Zealanders should be ashamed to be involved.
4/07/2012 4:48:49 p.m.
Miss N wrote:
Luff dotcom. Go hard!
4/07/2012 4:12:51 p.m.
Don't forget US Attorney General Eric Holder
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