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January 19, 2013
Site is still overloaded. Massive demand. Incredible. I am so happy. Thank you for using ‪#Mega.
Kim Dotcom • Speaking on his return to the world of online file storage, exactly one year following a raid by U.S. authorities halted his previous enterprise, MegaUpload, on allegations of widespread piracy. Dotcom, to his end, denies that his new Mega.co.nz is a sort of revenge against the authorities that tried to stymie him last time: “This is not some kind of finger to the U.S. government or to Hollywood. Legally, there’s just nothing there that could be used to shut us down. This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors.” SOURCE
16:17 // 1 year ago
August 29, 2012

New Zealand court unfreezes more than $5 million in Dotcom assets

  • $800,000 released to cover rent on Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion through the end of February 2013
  • $4.83M also released to cover Dotcom’s other expenses, including legal fees nearing the $250,000 mark source

» It ain’t easy being rich: Oh wait, clearly, it is. In addition to the $5 million unfrozen by the New Zealand court, Dotcom has also been given permission to sell nine luxury vehicles; most notably, a custom modified 2009 Mercedes E500 and 2008 Rolls Royce Coupe. All of this, of course, is separate from a court ruling earlier this month which also granted Mr. Dotcom with a monthly stipend of $48,300 for living expenses, medical expenses, and legal fees. Our hearts go out to Kim Dotcom. Sounds like he’s really suffering.

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17:07 // 1 year ago
August 13, 2012
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August 8, 2012

Video of Kim Dotcom raid revealed: Months after the raid of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s mansion in New Zealand, the raid continues to be under scrutiny. For the first time, New Zealand’s 3NEWS has revealed video showing what happened that day. A must-watch, especially considering this is a raid over a file-sharing network.

9:27 // 1 year ago
July 19, 2012
We have met the enemy, and he is (the) U.S.
Auckland, N.Z. District Judge David Harvey • Speaking at a conference on copyright earlier this month. The fact that Harvey said this is somewhat problematic, as he’s the judge overseeing the MegaUpload case. Hence, he’s decided to step down from the case, with the court’s chief judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, saying that Harvey’s statements “could reflect on his impartiality and that the appropriate response is for him to step down from the case.” Pretty much.
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March 18, 2012

MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom may have had assets seized illegally

  • $200 million of Dotcom’s assets may be returned source

» Thanks to a paperwork mix-up, authorities in New Zealand may have been acting illegally when they seized approximately $200 million worth of assets during the raid and arrest of MegaUpload-founder Kim Dotcom. Although police did catch their mistake and apply for new paperwork prior to executing the raid, a judge has ruled the initial paperwork invalid. She’s granted a temporary legitimacy to the second order, but is expected to rule soon on whether or not Dotcom will have his assets returned to him.

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13:05 // 2 years ago