Kim Dotcom claims he wants to protect internet privacy. The United States claims he’s the internet’s biggest pirate. This film meets the man, as the future of the internet and $500m in copyright claims hang in the balance.
This film captures the special forces raid on Kim Dotcom’s house last year. His lawyer called it: “A political contract hit…” So why are the US and now the New Zealand government so desperate to get the self-styled Dotcom?
The flamboyant 39 year-old tycoon says he just makes a good scapegoat. The US wants him extradited on copyright, money laundering and racketeering charges over his now defunct file-sharing website, Megaupload. Before being shut down, it’s alleged the site netted US$175 million and cost copyright owners US$500 million. But now Kim’s launching a new one, Mega.
But US authorities believe that it will be another site hosting copyright theft. Kim claims it will change the internet, by protecting online privacy