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Friday, July 20, 2012

Kim Dotcom of MegaUpload makes his case with new song "Mr. President"

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom — the man behind one of the most well-known file sharing sites — has a message for US President Barack Obama: where is your promise to keep the Internet free?
Dotcom, the 38-year-old founder of, has come forth with his latest attempt to make a splash in the same industry that has employed every tactic in the book to put him behind bars. Even after being targeted by an international witch-hunt spearheaded by the Recording Industry Association of America, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and selected members of the US Congress, Dotcom has dropped a new musical number of his own.
And, of course, Dotcom has made the song available free of charge all over the Internet.
“Mr. President,” a bouncy, 4-minute-long request meant for Washington, was released on Friday, and Dotcom doesn’t hold back in his appeal for Internet freedoms. Dotcom may have been made the poster boy of online piracy thanks to an array of enemies in the RIAA, Hollywood and Capitol Hill, but in his latest number he embraces that allegations that he has facilitated copyright infringement and asks for his fans to demand a chance with the ways the Web is governed.

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Megaupload: US Department of Justice makes up their own rules

The US is maintaining its attack against Megaupload, but the site continues to see subtle yet significant victories day by day. Attorneys for the defense now say that the US is making up rules as they try to keep their probe from being put to rest.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom (Reuters/Gino Demeer)11.07, 00:039 comments

Kim Dotcom offers a deal to the FBI; dares them to deliver a fair trial

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will fly over to the United States if the American government wants to give him a fair trial, but insists they will refuse his offer because they know their case against the Internet kingpin is dead.
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More than just Mega: File-storage site comes close to going kaput

Lawyers representing one of America’s largest gay porn studios are warning legitimate users of an online file locker to back-up their data — even ones they own the rights to — amid a major lawsuit that parallels the plight of Megaupload.
Kim Dotcom (AFP Photo / Michael Bradley) 13.03, 21:3711 comments

Dotcom claims US officials used Megaupload

When Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom goes before a jury to discuss allegations of copyright infringement, his testimony will also be something his critics won’t want shared — Dotcom says American politicians were users of his site.

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