Items tagged with Kim-Dotcom

Having supposedly spent $10 million in legal fees since his arrest in New Zealand two years ago, Kim Dotcom now says he's broke, leaving him without legal representation as U.S. authorities try to have him extradited. If that happens, he'll face a some heavy charges, including racketeering, conspiring to commit copyright infringement, and money laundering.The [U.S. authorities] have certainly managed to drain my resources and dehydrate me, and without lawyers I am defenseless," Dotcom said during a conference in London, via a video link. "They used that opportunity to try and get my bail revoked and that's what I'm facing."Image Source: Flickr (Sam Churchill)Dotcom was arrested in 2012 when police... Read more...
Almost exactly a year ago, feds shut down cloud storage site MegaUpload over alleged widespread digital piracy and instantly turned site owner Kim Dotcom into a controversial figure. The case raised a number of questions concerning digital piracy, file ownership, and even the wisdom of using cloud storage at all. Today, Kim Dotcom has officially resurfaced with a new New Zealand-based cloud storage site called simply “Mega”, and upon first impression, it’s a compelling offering. First, you can sign up for a free account that offers a whopping 50GB of free storage; second, privacy and security controls are a primary focus of the site’s creators. Kim Dotcom returns (he's... Read more...