Who would ever have guessed he’d be at it again?

Krim Dotcon said he could never get his business back..he then went and launched a newer version of the old business. He said he wouldn’t sue the government, he then went and did just that…seeing a pattern there?

He simply can’t tell the truth and the old adage of a leopard being unable to change its spots rings true once again.

Kim Dotcom’s free file storage website MEGA is under fire again, this time from New Zealand Publishers Association.

A takedown notice has been issued after an educational text co-authored by a Victoria University of Wellington lecturer was found on the site.

Association president Sam Elworthy says they look to sites like MEGA – since it is claiming to be legitimate – to do a better job of policing illegal content.

“I’m a small publisher. We have about 600 titles in print.

“To search around the internet all the time in places like MEGA, and to find illegal content and take it down one by one is a very time consuming process.” 

Stephen Straford writes about this at Quote, Unquote:

Regular readers will remember the sequence of posts from author Steve BrauniasCopyright Licensing NZ CEO Paula Browning and TUANZ CEO Paul Brislen on copyright issues, arising from speeches at the CLNZ awards last month. Paula got 1600+ hits, and Steve and Paul weren’t far behind at 1000+ and 750+ respectively. OK, well behind, far enough behind to make Paula, who is a sporty sort and thus competitive, happy.

Because I post links to these posts on Twitter and Facebook they were circulated in those closed environments, where I received a bit of abuse from the “information wants to be free” crowd. I asked the critics to comment on the blog so there could be a public debate that we could all see,  but nah. Shy guys, I guess. Still, there were good visible comments from Rick Shera, Russell Brown, Paula, Paul and others.

But wait – there’s more on copyright. I don’t print, if that’s the word, press releases but this one is worth it. It’s from the Publishers’ Association of New Zealand (PANZ) with a concrete example of how illegal file-sharing hurts New Zealand authors and publishers, and why Kim Dotcrim is not a hero.

He isn’t a hero he is a crook and now he is aiding and abetting intellectual property theft once again.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.