MegaUpload Kim Dotcom Gets Life Imprisonment
- uploaded: Feb 2, 2012
- Hits: 467
KIM Schmitz legally changed his surname to Dotcom at some point over the last decade, an homage to the technology that made him a millionaire and that led to him being held in a New Zealand jail.
THE 38-year-old internet entrepreneur was arrested Thursday at his birthday celebration inside a 25,000-square-foot mansion in Auckland.
When police entered the property, Dotcom fled to a safe room, where he was found with a loaded shotgun, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Dotcom was charged with criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit racketeering. The FBI shut down his Hong Kong-based website, which it claims was used to pirate half a billion dollars worth of entertainment content.
The husky Dotcom is a kingpin in a little-exposed side of the internet economy, who profited by tapping changes in technology, roiling the entertainment industry.
His company, Megaupload Ltd., and similar online storage sites known as cyberlockers, have many legitimate uses, such as allowing people to share large presentation files and home movies.
But US authorities and entertainment executives say in court documents and interviews that cyberlockers are at the vanguard of online piracy. On Friday, the US Congress abandoned two controversial antipiracy bills.
Despite the legal controversy brewing around his website - and a previous conviction for insider trading - Dotcom didn't lay low or hide anonymously behind his computer.
HACKTAVIST group Anonymous have compiled and published a dossier containing personal information about employees of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and US Democratic party leaders and their families.
The hacking group released a document on file-sharing site Pastebin.com listing the websites they planned to attack along with the names of US Democratic Party leaders and MPAA employees and their families.
The details included property values, work and home phone numbers and addresses as well as the names, ages and schools of the member's children.
FAIR USE NOTICE: The material on this channel is provided solely for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Infringement of copyright is not intended. The material is made available to help educate people about health related issues. It is believed that this constitutes a 'FAIR USE' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17, section 107 of the US Copyright Law. The material is distributed without profit to those who would like to use such material for research and educational purposes. FAIR USE NOTICE The use of the media material found on this channel is protected by the Fair Use Clause of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, which allows for the rebroadcast of copyrighted materials for the purposes of commentary, criticism, and education.
"COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT OF 1976 , ALLOWANCE IS MADE FOR "FAIR USE " FOR THE PURPOSES OF CRITICISM , COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING , TEACHING , SCHOLARSHIP , AND RESEARCH . FAIR USE IS A USE PERMITTED BY COPYRIGHT STATUTE THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE INFRINGING . NON-PROFIT , EDUCATIONAL OR PERSONAL USE TIPS THE BALANCE IN FAVOR OF FAIR USE ."