The list of incredible screwups concerning the investigation, raid and prosecution of Kim Dotcom in New Zealand is fairly incredible. At nearly every step of the way we find out more and more about just how monumentally questionable the whole thing was. Show More Summary
Some links for your morning: My latest at the National Interest: Five Weapons of War ISIS should fear. Kim Dotcom and the New Zealand elections. Operation Longshanks: How to invade and conquer independent Scotland. Academics unbound: Post-tenure-denial social interactions. Wargaming in the Navy in the interwar period. Chris Davis apparently flips over cars in his […]
In a twist of irony that has entertained Kim Dotcom, Eminem's publisher has sued the National Party in New Zealand over the alleged unauthorized use of one of the rapper's songs. The party is headed up by current Prime Minister of New Zealand and Dotcom nemesis John Key. Show More Summary
For conspiracy buffs out there, the place to be today was Auckland, New Zealand. There, notorious Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and adversarial investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald held court at an event to talk about reports that New Zealand's government wanted to put into place a mass-surveillance program against those in its country. Show More Summary
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has been having a rough past couple of days. Key is now entangled in two separate but related scandals involving collaboration with the US government and business interests to violate the rights of Kim Dotcom and others residing in New Zealand.
Kim Dotcom rolled out Julian Assange and Edward Snowden at his Moment of Truth event today, but despite promises to reveal "concrete evidence" in respect of his own case, a big reveal simply did not take place. An email reportedly set to be unveiled was dismissed as a fake by Warner Bros. Show More Summary
Dotcom claims he has emails between New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Warner exec Kevin Tsujihara in which Tsujihara explains that Dotcom was followed by private security in Hong Kong and that Key had made the extradition promise to Warner as part of the deal to shoot The Hobbit in NZ (the MPAA, Warner and Key's office all dispute the email's authenticity). Read the rest
Does New Zealand's Intelligence Service spy indiscriminately on New Zealanders? High-profile, high-stakes claims and counterclaims, just ahead of the NZ elections.
Dotcom gets "clones" of his devices, as long as he gives passwords to NZ police.
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has ruled that local police must return clones of the devices that were seized from Kim Dotcom during the 2012 raid. The Court argues that Dotcom and his colleagues should be able to have access to the information in preparation for the extradition hearings. Show More Summary
The U.S. Government is going after Kim Dotcom's bank accounts, cars, art and other property. In a complaint filed at a Virginia federal court the Department of Justice argues that the property of the Megaupload and its founder should be forfeited as it was obtained through criminal means. Show More Summary
We've heard some folks claim that all these bogus takedown notices we write about are just "anomalies" rather than a pattern of abuse of the law for the purpose of censorship. And yet, there are more and more examples every day. The latest one is particularly bizarre. Show More Summary
In what could be one of the most ironic anti-piracy mistakes this year, music industry group IFPI has asked Mega to take down Kim Dotcom's very own music album Good Times. Mega was asked to remove its founder's music twice, casting doubt over the accuracy of the record labels' takedown efforts. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom has lost his appeal to keep his worldwide assets hidden from Hollywood in advance of a Court of Appeal hearing in October. The Court ordered the Megaupload founder to hand the information to Hollywood lawyers, although they must obtain permission to further share the information. Show More Summary
With Hollywood hovering in the background looking for cash, last month the High Court ordered Kim Dotcom to reveal in detail where he's getting all his money from. The Mega founder isn't ready to give in though, and is putting up a fight ahead of an appeal hearing in October. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
Kim Dotcom's battle to regain control over millions in seized assets has received another setback. Today the Court of Appeal overturned a ruling by the High Court by extending the restraining orders against the entrepreneur's property until at least April 2015. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.
If Kim Dotcom takes down the New Zealand government, your country may be next. In an interview with the Guardian published over the weekend the serial entrepreneur wanted by the FBI for money-laundering and racketeering related to his...Show More Summary
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