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Kim Dotcom Fights Back Against the Destruction of Megaupload
Also, the US goverment want to extradite him to stand trial in the US, where he is almost certain to be found guilty and face 20 years in jail over his alleged crimes. The extradition process is currently dragging on and it's not certain if America will get its way with this, due to the controversy surrounding the case.
Now Dotcom is fighting back. He has launched kim.com and a music video in an attempt to foment a protest movement in his behalf.
Wired.com interviewed Dotcom and got his side of the story. It's one where the US government is bought and paid for by Big Content, in the form of the MPAA, RIAA and other big industry players who then got the government and its FBI to do their bidding to ruin Dotcom, take down his websites and fit him up on bogus charges of fraud, money laundering and others.
Dotcom told Wired that he set up the site to “inform about the unreasonable actions and phony charges against Megaupload and its management.”
“It is important for people understand how dangerous the Megaupload case is,” he said, adding that there “is no due process or rule of law, just politically driven aggression and destruction lobbied for by the MPAA.”
This is serious corruption if proved true, with serious consequences for those accused and found guilty. Note, proved. What one may know without proof is almost irrelevant.
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His website, seen in the screenshot above, has a clear message to the American electorate: the government puts Megaupload back online by 1 November, or vote president Obama out.
“The reaction to the site has been overwhelmingly positive,” Dotcom said. “The support we are getting is very important to us. “The number of people following the developments of this case is growing daily. Everyone can see that something is terribly wrong here. It’s easy to fight back when you have so much support and know that you have done nothing wrong. And I would say my confidence is a reflection of the confidence in our legal team. They are looking forward to this battle.”
According to the site, starting on 1 August, Dotcom will attempt to rally 200 million former Megaupload users by emailing them to join in the fight.
Dotcom has also created the video below, called "Mr President", to reinforce the message from his new website and is well worth a watch, whether one agrees with it or not. I do. The video has had over 500K views in just four days, so how long until it hits a million?
For more information regarding this case, from Dotcom's side, please see the wired.com interview and kim.com.