Kim Dotcom is forever claiming that he invented this or that…the reality is far from ti, usually he is theÂ used car salesman pimping the good idea as his own.
But for someone who claims he is smarter than most he sure acts as dumb as a bag of hammers.
Kim Dotcom has spoken out about his long battle over copyright with the US government and his regrets about the events that have led to his arrest ahead of his bail breach hearingÂ on Thursday that could see him return to jail in New Zealand.
“Would I have done things differently? Of course. My biggest regret is I didn’t take the threat of the copyright law and the MPAA seriously enough,” Dotcom said via live video link from his mansion in Auckland, New Zealand at the Unbound DigitalÂ conference in London on Tuesday.
“I thought that due to court decisions we were monitoring from our competitors like RapidShare who did exactly what we did and were winning in civil court proceedings, and YouTube was winning against Viacom â€“ our sense was that we were protected by the DMCA law.
“We never for a minute thought that anyone would bring any criminal actions against us. We had in-house legal counsel, we had three outside firms working for us who reviewed our sites, and not once had any of them mentioned any form of legal risk, so I wish I had known that there was a risk.”
Sounds like hisÂ in-house lawyers were tits and the three external firms weren’t much better. Of course given Dotcom’s history with bill paying they probably have ended up working for free…and you get the advice you pay for.
“The US government has taken all my assets up until the raid in all jurisdictions and after I invested money into the Internet Party, the MPAA sued me civilly to try to seize those assets too, so I’m officially broke right now.”
Well not all of them eh Kim? That’s why you have bail problems…some of your hidden assets have been found? Â Read more »