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Dotcom is trying to delay his extradition trial, again

Kim Dotcom has spent nearly four years avoiding, delaying and attempting to have thrown out, his extradition trial. The court date, if met, would see him and his fellow MegaUpload defendants legally battling to not be sent to the US to face charges related to the running of his file …

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MegaUpload user still wants his files back

As much as we can argue over whether Kim Dotcom deserved to be arrested and his website, MegaUpload, shut down back in 2012, there is one group we can all agree were victims: the users. MegaUpload members had no warning that one January morning three years ago that the files …

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Dotcom’s BABOOM launches, promises bigger artist profits

The music sharing, streaming and networking service BABOOM, originally founded by Kim Dotcom, has now officially launched. Designed to be a competitor of the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, BABOOM offers a mixture of free and paid for streaming content to users, as well as a premium account service …

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Kim Dotcom: U.S. offered plea deal, I refused

While the United States has been pretty tight lipped about its ongoing attempts to extradite and imprison internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the German native has been very vocal about his side of the equation. In a recent Q&A on Slashdot, the Megaupload founder even suggested that the U.S. had attempted …

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Kim Dotcom urges users to drop Mega over soured relationship

Despite having his file locker website seized along with most of his personal assets back in early 2012, Kim Dotcom has been an active entrepreneur ever since, launching several services and a political party. One of those entities was encrypted cloud storage platform Mega, which he was a big proponent …

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Kim Dotcom’s data may be sent to the US after all

To say Kim Dotcom has been part of some protracted legal battles is a serious understatement. He’s been fighting his own extradition – or at least dodging the trial – since January 2012 and has been similarly fighting to have seized Megaupload servers and his own personal hard drives sent …

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MEGA may sue third party search engine

Mega.co.nz, the file locker website originally set up by legally embattled entrepreneur Kim Dotcom in the wake of the shutdown of MegaUpload.com, may be about to take on a court case of its own. MegaSearch.co.nz not only allows for the searching of content on the encrypted cloud storage platform, but also …

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Peter Sunde may do the Gumball Rally with Kim Dotcom

If you had to imagine a super team of individuals that have caused the copyright lobby groups that campaign on behalf of the media industry the most headaches, the Pirate Bay founders and Kim Dotcom would certainly be on that list. While they seem unlikely to ever put on lycra …

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Kim Dotcom pens open letter to acquitted NZ MP

Legally embattled entrepreneur and MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom, has released an open letter discussing the recent verdict that saw ex-New Zealand politician and Auckland Mayor, John banks acquitted of all charges related to hiding electoral funding. In it he addresses some of the claims made by Banks that suggest Dotcom …

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MEGA fails in stock exchange bid

MEGA, the encrypted file locker site launched by former MegaUpload owner, Kim Dotcom, has failed in its bid to become listed on the New Zealand stock exchange through a reverse takeover, which saw it absorb TRS Investments, a company already listed. However while TRS then went ahead with attempting to change …

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US government seizes Dotcom’s millions again

Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled with US and New Zealand authorities for over three years. During that time he’s launched services and political entities and even found time to rank as one of the best FPS players in the world, but it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. One of …

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‘Penniless’ Dotcom asks court to release funds

Kim Dotcom is a larger than life personality, known for his extravagant displays of wealth as much as he is his entrepreneurial ventures and political aspirations. Still, while you can find plenty of pictures from the past decade showing him on private jets, with heavily modified cars and lounging in …

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MegaUpload software dev. pleads guilty on copyright charges

One of the software developers that worked on the long defunct MegaUpload file locker site, founded by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, after being arrested in the US just a few days ago. His sentence will see him spend the next …

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Eminem taking NZ National Party to court next week

Copyright protection is there for a reason, we’re always told. It’s there to protect the rights of artists to benefit from their hard work and creativity – and to an extent, that’s true. Governments usually agree on this too, which is why copyright law has been a major component in …

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Ex-MegaUpload programmer arrested in US

The once upon a time head of the MegaUpload file locker’s software development division, Andrus Nomm, has been arrested in the USA on charges of copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering. While the Estonian national was once named as a major player in the development of the defunct file …

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MEGA launches encrypted MegaChat Skype challenger

Along with MEGA, the successor to MegaUpload, one of the tools that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been keen to develop since the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, was an encrypted chat service. Since it came to light that companies like Skype were working with the NSA and could be …

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Kim Dotcom guests quizzed on NZ arrival

If you get invited to the Kim Dotcom mansion, get ready to spend some time at the airport. Recent guests of the internet entrepreneur, were detained at the international airport for up to seven hours after listing the Dotcom Mansion as their place of address for their trip to the …

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New Zealand head of GCSB leaves ‘sinking ship’

The head of New Zealand’s GCSB intelligence agency, Ian Fletcher, has announced his resignation on the grounds of what he describes as “family reasons.” Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who has regularly faced off with Fletcher and the New Zealand government during the ongoing pre-trial investigations for his extradition hearing, said …

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Authorities target Kim Dotcom’s family in new court filings

Kim Dotcom isn’t everyone’s favourite entrepreneur. He’s big, brash and has been well known for flaunting his wealth and success over the years. However since the raid on his home in January 2012, he’s become quite the activist, taking on governments and copyright lobby groups alike in courts and the …

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Kim Dotcom pledges to kill NSA spying, Skype with MegaChat

Kim Dotcom may not be everyone’s favourite ex-hacker, activist or gamer, but he does have a penchant for building something from ashes. His big move last year was the creation of MEGA, an encrypted file locker platform that was born from the ruins of his previous hit service, MegaUpload and …

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Kim Dotcom 2012 mansion raid deemed legal by Supreme Court

It seems ridiculous at this point, but Kim Dotcom is still awaiting his extradition trial, despite the fact that he was originally arrested almost three years ago, during a 20th January raid on his mansion. In the raid’s aftermath, we learned that helicopters and heavily armed (though oddly not armoured) …

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Kim Dotcom to bring his politics to USA

Not perturbed by the fact that his Internet MANA party efforts in New Zealand failed to earn a seat in Parliament during the last general election, internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced his intention to bring the organisation to America, with plans to launch the Internet Party USA in 2015. …

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Kim Dotcom on his bail continuance

Last week saw MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom heading back to court to answer questions on whether he had breached his bail requirements, which prevent him from contacting the other defendants in his MegaUpload case. While all seemed well for him after the hearing, it was only today that he was …

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Dotcom walks free after bail hearing

Kim Dotcom has come out the other side of his bail hearing a free man, with everyone satisfied that he hadn’t been in breach of his terms. Shortly after he posted on his Twitter account that the hearing was “just like the entire #Megaupload case. Nonsense!” During the trial Dotcom, …

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Kim Dotcom running low on funds pre-bail hearing

Kim Dotcom has been legally embattled for a long time now. Three years come January 2015 in-fact and as you might imagine, it’s left him tired and a little pessimistic about thee future. It’s also left him broke however, which is why his New Zealand based legal team recently deserted him. …

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