In an effort to reclaim an estimated $67 million in assets, Megaupload's legal team has appealed the forfeiture the U.S. Government won earlier this year. The filing refutes the claim that Kim Dotcom and his former colleagues are fugitives, and warns of the dangerous precedent the District Court ruling will set. Show More Summary
After the seized Megaupload and Megavideo domains ran malicious ads last month, there is more Mega domain strangeness to report. Various domain names which previously belonged to Kim Dotcom and his companies have expired and are now listed for sale, or were sold already. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom, the controversial founder of MegaUpload, just revealed some interesting new details about his latest project and how he's been funding it. Dotcom, who is currently living under house arrest in New Zealand while US officials...Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom's dream of a people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet will rely on the goodwill of supporters to get off the ground. In an announcement this morning, the entrepreneur confirmed that his MegaNet project will seek equity via a crowd-funding campaign set to launch on the January 2016 anniversary of the raid on Megaupload. Show More Summary
This week, the New Zealand government stepped in to stop the US from seizing all of Kim Dotcom's assets, prompting a lot of reactions from every corner. Both our top comments on the insightful side come in response to that story, the...Show More Summary
Despite a ruling by a federal judge in Virginia several months ago holding that Kim Dotcom cannot defend against the forfeiture of his assets because of the fugitive disentitlement doctrine, a New Zealand Court this week has granted DotCom's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Back in March, we explained the ridiculous process by which the US government was able to steal millions of dollars from Kim Dotcom. If you want the details, go read that post, but the shorter version is that entirely separate from the...Show More Summary
One of the basic rules of intellectual property is that we can't ever count on other countries to protect Americans. Even New Zealand can be bought off (Kim Dotcom has made large donations to the NZ government in exchange for being shielded from prosecution). Show More Summary
For now at least anyway. The New Zealand courts have stepped in and stopped the US from seizing Dotcom’s assets. But the fight isn’t over yet. More »
City of Inglewood sues critic for copyright infringement, Kim Dotcom gets to keep his assets for now and Debt Monster video pulled from YouTube.
Kim Dotcom has booked a significant victory in his battle against U.S. efforts to seize assets worth millions of dollars. In a decision handed down this morning, Justice Ellis granted Dotcom interim relief from having a $67m forfeiture ordered recognized in New Zealand. Show More Summary
New Zealand court rules that US legal theory in civil forfeiture case doesn't apply.
Kim Dotcom may have the key to stopping Hillary Clinton — and it’s Julian Assange. The founder of the Megaupload, who is wanted for millions of dollars worth of copyright piracy, said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that he hadShow More Summary
Kim Dotcom is at it again — this time via his first televised interview in over a year. Unsurprisingly, his views were somewhat controversial. The outspoken MegaUpload founder, who is currently on house arrest in Auckland, New Zealand,...Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom and the movie industry don't exactly get along. Dotcom is wanted by the FBI for allegedly pirating millions of dollars' worth of copyrighted materials. You might remember when he had his house raided by authorities in 2012,...Show More Summary
Mega.co.nz, the cloud storage company founded by Kim Dotcom, has failed in its bid to go public via a backdoor listing on the New Zealand stock exchange. While conceding that the news is a disappointment, CEO Graham Gaylard informs TorrentFreak that it is not viewed as a setback for Mega. Show More Summary
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams seek new trial in Blurred Lines case, Kim Dotcom gets 3 more months and Mayweather fight streamed over Periscope.
Money heads to straight to bills for rent, staff, groceries, and security.
Kim Dotcom has succeeded in getting more of his seized funds released by the courts in New Zealand. In addition to millions for legal expenses, the entrepreneur will receive $128K per month including $60K to pay mansion rent, $25,600 to cover staff and security, plus $11,300 for grocery and other expenses. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom's upcoming extradition hearing has been delayed by three months. The procedure was set to go ahead in just four weeks but the High Court says that would give the entrepreneur insufficient time to prepare his case. It will now take place no earlier than September 1, 2015. Show More Summary