Kim Dotcom (Reuters) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom tells the Guardian "governments want to engage in mass surveillance and have total citizen control." The political party he founded to contest New Zealand's September 20 elections, the Mana Internet party, promises to "abolish mass surveillance." Read the rest
Megaupload's legal team has asked the federal court of Virginia to place the cases filed by the music and movie companies on hold till April next year. The request comes after the extradition hearings of Kim Dotcom and his colleagues were postponed in New Zealand. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
The Court of Rome has issued a nation-wide block of two dozen sites that facilitated the distribution of pirated movies. Among the blocked domains is Kim Dotcom's cloud hosting service Mega, Firedrive (formerly known as Putlocker), and even Russia's largest email provider Mail.ru. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
The ongoing saga of Kim Dotcom's attempt to launch a new music service continues with a search for funding for Baboom. A "Limited Pre-IPO" is offering shares to "Sophisticated Investors only" in an attempt to raise $4.5 million. That offer closes Friday. Show More Summary
The service, named Baboom, is currently trying to raise $4.2 million in start-up funds. read more
Kim Dotcom's emerging music service Baboom is inviting would-be investors to grab a piece of what should be an intriguing startup. Speaking with TorrentFreak the senior advisor handling the offer says that not only is it tracking "exceptionally well" but the company is being "overwhelmed" with support from the global indie music industry. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom plans to offer a revolutionary new music service.
He can stay in that Mega masion for at least another seven months.
Hundreds of sites, including some Google ones, blocked in India, Microsoft challenges NHS of software licensing and Kim Dotcom extradition hearing postponed. The post 3 Count: India Inked appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
As the BBC reports, notorious web entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has had his extradition hearing delayed once again. Despite being accused of what’s thought to be the world’s largest copyright-related crime, authorities have failed to go ahead with an official hearing. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom has been told that his extradition hearing will be delayed once again. The Megaupload founder will now have to wait until at least February 2015 to discover his fate, not during the next few weeks as planned. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
SoundCloud offers Universal Music easy access to remove infringements, Kim Dotcom's passwords to stay in New Zealand and Katy Perry sued over Dark Horse. The post 3 Count: Dark Horse appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
In 2012, New Zealand police seized computer drives belonging to Kim Dotcom, copies of which were unlawfully given to the FBI. Dotcom wants access to the seized content but the drives are encrypted. A judge has now ruled that even if the Megaupload founder supplies the passwords, they cannot subsequently be forwarded to the FBI. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom's Internet Party has proposed drastic changes to New Zealand's "outdated" copyright law. One of the key proposals is to legalize the circumvention of geo-blocking restrictions, so that Hollywood has an incentive to release content globally. Show More Summary
After a January soft launch, Kim Dotcomm's Baboom streaming music service is close to launching publicly. Baboom promises higher payouts to artists along with FLAC high quality streaming and downloads. In preparation for the launch,Show More Summary
After several years of development, Kim Dotcom's much-anticipated music streaming platform Baboom is gearing up for its public release. Baboom aims to disrupt the music industry by closing the bridge between artists and fans. This includes a higher revenue share for artists and free music streaming in a lossless format for fans. Show More Summary
A United States District Court Judge has just granted Kim Dotcom's request to put the MPAA and RIAA civil actions against him on hold. The reprieve, which will last seven weeks, expressly allows the entertainment companies the freedom to freeze Dotcom's assets anywhere in the world if that is deemed necessary. Show More Summary
The clock is running down for Kim Dotcom, the Megaupload founder whose riches and eccentricities make him a kind of hacker Howard Hughes. In a last-ditch effort to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the United States for trial, Dotcom's offering $5 million to anyone who can prove corruption in his case. Read more...
Kim Dotcom, proprietor of the defunct Megaupload, is convinced that the raid on his company was crooked, and he's put up a $5M bounty on information that will help him prove misdeeds on the part of the US or New Zealand authorities: Read the rest
The basic facts of how Megaupload was shut down in 2012 are public knowledge. But the founder of the file-sharing service, Kim Dotcom, believes there's a subtext to what really happened -- and he's looking for your help to prove it. In essence, he...