Wed, 08 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
The police raid on the Dotcom mansion has been discussed for so many months and now the footage of that morning has begun to emerge.
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24/01/2013 1:52:00 p.m.
Get the US out of our nation. We don't need them. Stop stooping to their bully, outrageous police state tactics. They have all the guns and we have non. They took the rights of good citizens to protect themselves. We are now slaves to corporate government. I want Swiss style Democracy Now. We the people must vote on all major issues, not just politicians.
21/10/2012 1:48:09 p.m.
I don't get it! He is guilty of digital piracy in massive measure! Go to court; face up for your actions or be shown to be innocent. The law is an ass if it's got itself so muddled that simple justice can be derailed.Go the Police! Be strong John Key and help the FBI do their job!
4/10/2012 10:31:57 a.m.
I don't understand why Dotcom is a target? What did he do wrong? He hosted a file storage website.
Copyright infringement? No. MegaUpload had specialised tools Dotcom had put in place for right-holders to delete any files they felt where infringing of copyright laws. I think Dotcom was targeted because of his compliance, and was to be used to "Make an example" of.
Furthermore, Piracy doesn't cause as much of a negative effect as people claim it to. This whole case is as messed up as the Assange case. It seriously does feel like we're falling under an oppression.
16/08/2012 12:26:31 p.m.
You got kimdotcom and now all the internet piracy stopped? What is the point of such a big act as if it is gonna put an end to this. Get your facts straight, you simply cannot stop piracy in any measures. Monitor the internet 24hrs with all imaginary tools next day people will start exchanging dvd/thumb drives shipped from another country. We have to accept the fact that the measures to fight with piracy is not as easy as cutting a wire or capture a man and his family as if they are terrorists.
16/08/2012 4:54:05 a.m.
The evidence was that stones were thrown up against the house, presumably because either a helicopter did not land on the helipad or was too large for it. Say it had inflicted damage on itself so as to cause it to crash and had taken out the "Dotcom Mansion" in a ball of flame. Such things are not impossible. A craft once sucked up a tarpaulin at Mechanics Bay when landing, crashed, and wrecked a new TV camera that was being tried out aboard
16/08/2012 1:06:33 a.m.
Lols, the cops are trying to paint a fairy tale story.
Kim Dotcom answered the questions without hesitation where as the cop wasn't to sure what to say and even his answers made no sense, that is a true give away that he is lying and there pathetic raid, all those police for what, the cop said it was a low threat.
I hope Dotcom wins and wins big time.
13/08/2012 2:21:43 p.m.
Uploading is not a crime. Its willful copyright infringement via uploading (Which assumes he knows prior to the upload that the people accessing do not have the authority to access the content in question). Of course he knew there was copyrighted content on his servers, it would be moronic for any file-hosting site to assume there isn't. It is however impossible to know who can and can't access certain files however.
I'm sure there are worse cases of excessive force, actually I can think of one that happened in the US a couple of months ago. It doesn't detract from either situation though. Just because one case is worse than the other doesn't mean we should ignore either case.
13/08/2012 5:59:41 a.m.
This was just showboating to set an example. "This is what will happen to you."
The ATF did the same thing at the Branch Davidian church in Waco Texas. They knew that David Koresh took a walk on the road outside the church every morning and could have merely driven up to him, placed him in custody, and taken him away. Instead, they chose to perform a raid that was code named "Showtime" and the rest is history.
They were trying to impress the Congress and get more funding in their budget. They definitely did impress Congress all right.
11/08/2012 5:30:57 p.m.
Top priority the terror within. Google it. Across the pond that raid against Julia Davis makes this raid look puny.
11/08/2012 11:33:44 a.m.
How is it that the FBI are acting against a German national in New Zealand who has not been charged with any crime in New Zealand. The reach of US agencies in a global sense must be proscribed and national sovereignty given pre-eminence. Current activities in the US related to the Wikileaks saga indicate that Dotkom will not receive humane and speedy trial if New Zealand agrees to his deportation. "We have seen the Enemy and ..."
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