Elaborate claims about new Dotcom site
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 4:26p.m.
By Cleo Fraser
Internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom's new file-sharing website will be launched early next year on the anniversary of his arrest.
Dotcom is wanted in the US on internet copyright charges relating to his file-sharing website Megaupload which was shut down after he was arrested during an FBI-led raid on his mansion in Coatesville, north of Auckland, on January 20.
At its peak Megaupload attracted about four percent of the world's internet traffic or 50 million hits per day.
On Thursday Dotcom launched a teaser of his new website - www.kim.com/mega - which promises to be "bigger, better, faster, stronger and safer" and "will change the world" when it is fully launched on January 20.
The website will be run from servers based outside the US.
The preview hosting partners can't be based in the US because the Department of Justice "with its novel criminal prosecution of Megaupload" has undermined the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
"The US government is frequently seizing domains without offering service providers a hearing or due process," it states.
Dotcom said, via his Twitter account, that the number of people visiting the site had been "total overload" and that FBI agents had also been browsing it.
Earlier this month Dotcom, a New Zealand resident and German national, said it will be impossible for US authorities to shut down his new website.
Dotcom admitted to Associated Press that US prosecutors would "probably" see his plans as a poke in the eye.
The US says Dotcom pocketed tens of millions of dollars while movie makers and songwriters lost some $500 million in copyright revenue.
He faces an extradition hearing in March.
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21/11/2012 2:24:47 a.m.
Jon dough wrote:
Why doesn't the USA build a fence around the world and put everyone in prison? Can the decline of this goofy country be copyrighted?what a shame if we weren't allowed to watch it happen.
7/11/2012 11:33:35 a.m.
So, how much did it cost for the minister to close down me.ga domain name? Must have been to politician's school in New Zealand
4/11/2012 1:59:00 p.m.
Dotcrim picked Gabon to host his new centre for his next crime spree.Look up Gabon and human rights and will get:"The following human rights problems were reported: ritualistic killings; use of excessive force by police; harsh prison conditions and lengthy pretrial detention; an inefficient judiciary subject to government influence; restrictions on privacy and press; harassment and extortion of African immigrants and refugees; widespread government corruption; violence against women; societal discrimination against women, noncitizen Africans, Pygmies, and persons with HIV/AIDS; and trafficking in persons, particularly children."Dotcrim will fit right at home there. The quicker he leaves NZ and moves there, the better.
4/11/2012 10:49:25 a.m.
@Craig: Why pick on Kim Dotcom. The other applicant on 19 Jan was the Attorney General. This guy appoints judges. The very people who ensure there is a democratic process which will guarantee that you can not be shot for the comment you expressed. Of all the suitable applicants to the Supreme Court Bench he chose an ex partner of a firm he worked with. Out of all the persons who may have such high potential what is the coincidence of that eminent person having been just right there, in the office up the hall? I think the possibility exists for great lawyers to come from Australia, Canada, and other similarly constituted nations. There's only 5 in the Supreme Court. One in a million coincidence. Then the newly appointed judge decides to quit after he is sprung ruling in favour of a QC (squeaky clean?) to whom he possibly owed money and was in business with. And you have the HIDE to call Kim nee Schmitz the criminal
4/11/2012 8:59:36 a.m.
@Craig: So he hacked government computers when he was 17, one of these "criminal" issues you feel need to inform the world of. And it's thus justified for the governments to hack his computers since he arrived then? Well, I tell you this. If Mr Grieve discovers that the FBI have hacked communication between Megaupload's lawyers and Megaupload directors, and he has the ethical judgement to make that known to Judge Dawson and Justice Winkelmann, then the hackers will have finally hacked themselves completely and utterly out of business, along with any application Judge Dawson was about to consider involving those obviously private communications
4/11/2012 8:36:12 a.m.
@dennis your cut and paste skills do no scare me. As a convicted criminal he should have not got residency in the first place.
4/11/2012 7:33:40 a.m.
@Craig: He has a clean slate. To rewrite that is contempt of the prosecuting country's Law and Court. One offence. To infer he is a criminal when he is not is criminal defamation, which under Finnish Law gets up to 2 years in prison if you publish and make publicly available wrong, defamatory information. Second offence. Would you like your meds sent to Finland or Germany?
3/11/2012 11:33:54 p.m.
Kim Schmitz, convicted of insider trading, embezzlement, data espionage and computer fraud. @Dennis you may wish to continue the meds.
3/11/2012 6:37:52 p.m.
@Katrina: Do these go too? t.co/C1CIu9Qr to comply with your version of NZ morality? twitter.com/monadotcom
3/11/2012 6:23:38 p.m.
@Nick: Maybe it means "Dotcom elaborate(s) about new site claims"?
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