All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kim Dotcom’

Kim Dotcom’s $5 Million “Bounty” On US Government

Do you have proof that the United States government acted in a corrupt or illegal manner during the shutdown of Megaupload? If so, that information could make you a millionaire. Kim Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz) said on Monday that he was putting up a $5 million “bounty” for any information that will help him fight a daunting online piracy case. …

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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty for Information

In January 2012, New Zealand police arrested internet icon Kim Dotcom due to claims from the United States that Dotcom had used his website to host pirated files, costing the music and movie industries more than $500 million in assets. While Dotcom awaits his subsequent trial and sentencing, he has ventured to the internet in order to ask for much …

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Dotcom Raid Warrants Legal, Rules Appeals Court

The Court of Appeal of New Zealand this week ruled that the warrants executed by police in the January 2012 raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion were legal. This is despite the fact that the Court of Appeal admitted the warrants contained “defects,” which they held should not nullify the documents as a whole. This decision reversed a High Court ruling …

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Kim Dotcom Loses Appeal In Extradition Battle

With all the excitement over the launch of Mega, it’s easy to forget that Kim Dotcom is still facing extradition to the U.S. To fight this, Dotcom and his legal team argues that they need access to the evidence the U.S. will bring against them. Lower courts agreed with Dotcom, but the Court of Appeals didn’t buy the argument. TorrentFreak …

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Mega Gets 3 Million Users In A Month, Mobile App Coming Soon

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launched last month with a ridiculous launch party that included a fake FBI raid on Dotcom’s mansion. After the launch, the file-sharing service managed to snag over a million users in just a few days. According to Dotcom, the latest numbers show that Mega continues to grow. In a Twitter post yesterday, Dotcom revealed that Mega now …

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Vikram Kumar Is The New CEO Of Mega

With all the theatrics surrounding the life of Kim Dotcom and the launch of Mega, it’s easy to forget that the startup is a legitimate file sharing business. As such, the company was in need of a permanent CEO as current CEO Tony Lentino was only in the position on a temporary basis. After some searching, it looks like Mega …

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Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s Security

Mega has been under a lot of scrutiny since it launched over a week ago, and not just from the copyright lobby. The Internet security community has been claiming that Mega isn’t as secure as Kim Dotcom claims. Now Dotcom is offering a cash reward to anybody that can prove it. In a tweet, Dotcom offered a €10,000 ($13,500) reward …

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Grab Some Popcorn And Watch The Hour Long Mega Launch Party

As you all know by now, Kim Dotcom’s Mega launched over the weekend to much fanfare. The new file-sharing site is already in the top 150 most visited sites on the Internet, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Dotcom has already shared the speech he gave at the launch of Mega, but we didn’t get to see the …

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Watch Kim Dotcom’s Speech At The Mega Launch

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Mega launch over the weekend by now. The file sharing service hit 1 million users within a day, and is now quickly catching up to established file sharing service, Dropbox. What you may not have heard is the speech Kim Dotcom gave at the launch event. Well, now you can watch the speech …

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Anonymous Blames Kim Dotcom For The Closure Of NinjaVideo

Members of Anonymous have been huge supporters of Kim Dotcom since the feds took down Megaupload in early 2012. The collective even engaged one of its largest operations to date in defense of the site. Now the same group is calling Dotcom a “snitch.” What happened to bring about this sudden change? For those who have been following the legal …

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Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Already Catching Up To Dropbox

Mega launched over the weekend to much fanfare. The new file sharing site from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom already reached over 1 million users within a day, and it’s still growing. For now, Dotcom is taking a break from the public eye, but he’s still tweeting away all kinds of stats about his new startup. In a series of tweets …

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Mega Already Has Over 1 Million Users, Dotcom Teases Future Projects

On Sunday, Kim Dotcom’s Mega.co.nz finally launched after a year of preparation and rebuilding since the original Megaupload was shut down in early 2012. Dotcom held a massive media event in New Zealand to celebrate the launch, and provided more details as to what his goals are with this latest venture. The Next Web reports that Dotcom announced at the …

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Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Pants For The Internet

The new Mega is almost upon us. The site is expected to go up on the one year anniversary of Megaupload being taken down. Dotcom has shared plenty of details on the site thus far, but now he’s advertising the brand’s rebirth in radio ads. For the past few weeks, Dotcom has been teasing more information about the new Mega …

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Kim Dotcom Gets The OK To Sue New Zealand’s Spy Agency

If anything, you have to agree that Kim Dotcom is tenacious. He’s fought every challenge that has come his way since having his Web site and livelihood seized by feds in January. Now he’s just received clearance to launch a lawsuit that could have some very heavy implications. Back in September, it was revealed that Dotcom was subject to illegal …

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President Obama And New Zealand PM John Key Discuss Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom is currently fighting in New Zealand and US courts to have the charges against Megaupload and himself dropped. It’s not exactly getting much play in the mainstream news, but something new happens every week. It’s actually kind of surprising that President Obama hasn’t even addressed it since it’s his administration that’s leading the offensive against Dotcom. Well, as …

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Kim Dotcom Moves Megaupload Reboot To .NZ Domain

Kim Dotcom has some lofty goals for Mega, the reboot of Megaupload. To accomplish these goals, he had to move to a domain that couldn’t be easily suspended by the US government. Turns out his first move to Me.ga, a domain under the jurisdiction of Gabon, was suspended by the Gabonese government. Now he’s trying his luck back home. Dotcom …

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Me.ga Domain Suspended By Gabon’s Communication Minister

Megaupload is coming back soon, or at least, that’s the plan. The Megaupload founder revealed to Wired in October that the reboot of his popular file sharing site would be called Me.ga to avoid any interference from the US government. Dotcom may have overlooked interference from any entirely different party though – the government of Gabon. The .ga domain is …

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Kim Dotcom Drops More Details On The New Mega

We’ve known that Megaupload was coming back in some form or another for a while now, but it wasn’t until mid-October that Kim Dotcom pulled back the curtain on the new service. It’s called Mega, and Dotcom says it will be everything Megaupload was and then some. Now the Megaupload founder has revealed more details about the new service, including …

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Kim Dotcom Shares Details On Mega, The Megaupload Successor

For the past few months, Kim Dotcom has been teasing the return of Megaupload. It appears, however, that Megaupload will not be returning. Instead, Dotcom will be releasing Mega, a new service that might just shake up the file sharing industry. Speaking to Wired, Dotcom revealed that Mega will be a return to Megaupload while simultaneously being completely new. It’s …

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Kim Dotcom Reveals That Megabox Is Launching Soon

Kim Dotcom is bringing Megaupload back later this year. He has another far more interesting project launching later this year that he was working on before the police raid. It’s called Megabox, and Dotcom thinks it can change the music industry for the better. Dotcom released a short video today that shows some behind the scenes footage that goes into …

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The New Megaupload Is Almost Upon Us

It’s been over six months since Megaupload was shut down by the feds for charges of criminal copyright infringement. Since then, Kim Dotcom has been fighting court cases in New Zealand and the U.S. He’s also been working on a revival of Megaupload in his spare time. That revival may be happening sooner than later. Over the weekend, Dotcom tweeted …

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Kim Dotcom Was Subject To Illegal Surveillance From New Zealand’s CIA

It’s been relatively quiet on the Megaupload front for the past few weeks. The last major event saw Kim Dotcom winning $4.83 million in his bid to have funds released to him. For now, he’s still fighting to have the charges against him and his company dropped. That fight may have become a little easier as New Zealand’s Prime Minister, …

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Don’t Expect To Get Your Megaupload Data Back Anytime Soon

Collateral damage is unavoidable in war. A good general tries to keep this to a minimum, however, as the people who have no stake in the fight can only suffer. It seems that those waging the war on piracy didn’t get that memo when they took down Megaupload in January. The curious case of Megaupload has seen its ups and …

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Kim Dotcom Wins $4.83 Million In Latest High Court Ruling

It’s been a little over eight months since Kim Dotcom’s house was raided and all of his assets were seized. The Megaupload founder has been fighting for the return of his assets ever since. After numerous roadblocks and only a few wins, he finally secured a major win. The New Zealand High Court released the equivalent of $4.83 USD to …

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Kim Dotcom Details The Return Of Megaupload

The old Megaupload is dead. Even if Kim Dotcom wins every court case and has the site returned to him, it would be fairly useless. That’s why the Megaupload founder is planning on launching a new Megaupload later this year. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t know any details until today’s announcement. Like with all major announcements, Dotcom …

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New Zealand Court Orders FBI To Show Kim Dotcom Evidence

It was only last month that a New Zealand court ruled that the FBI broke the law by moving its evidence against Kim Dotcom overseas. The court also ruled that the FBI must give all the evidence they have on the Megaupload to him. The FBI refuted the order and said that they wouldn’t give him anything. The New Zealand …

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Kim Dotcom’s Megabox Will Launch This Year

Everybody knows about Kim Dotcom by now. The millionaire owner of Megaupload and all its related domains is under fire from the U.S. government. What you may not know is that he was working on a project before Megaupload was taken down by the feds. He is now wanting to get that project back on its feet before the end …

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Video Of Raid On Kim Dotcom’s Mansion Finally Released

It’s been almost eight months since the U.S. government took down Megaupload and arrested Kim Dotcom on charges of copyright infringement. Since that time, Dotcom has been granted bail, produced two songs and won a series of major hearings against the United States in court. Now we have video from the day of the raid on his mansion which may …

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Kim Dotcom Asks President Obama Some Questions In His New Song

You may know Kim Dotcom for running the now defunct Megaupload and fighting against extradition to the U.S. You may not know that he’s also a rather accomplished musical artist. His new song, Mr. President, is obviously targeted at the U.S. government. If you have been following the Megaupload situation, Dotcom blames Vice President Biden for the shutdown of Megaupload. …

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Megaupload Accuses U.S. Of Attempting To Rewrite International Law

As usual, the Megaupload case is one of the most intriguing legal battles of our time. The result of which could have long lasting impacts on not just copyright law, but International criminal proceedings and extradition laws. Before it gets to that point, the Megaupload legal team wants the case thrown out. The reason behind the legal team’s request is …

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