FBI Evidence against Kim Dotcom released

The FBI has released their evidence against Kim Dotocom, something that firstly Dotcom demanded the release of and even went to court to get orders for release of the evidence, and then latterly fought tooth and nail.

The full file is online, not that you will see this anywhere on the NZ Herald site as they continue to portray one side of the issue via The Gurnard.

There are some interesting snippets. Like this:

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Some examples of Megaupload e-mails and messages on Skype:

“Kim really wants to copy Youtube one to one.” 

“Maybe we should automatically delete videos on Megavideo that are longer than 30 minutes and have more than XXX views or something because I still see so much piracy that is being embedded.”;

“I am downloading the latest LOST episodes in HDTV format for Kim :-)”

“I have a feeling that Kim tolerates a certain amount of copyright violation.”

“We’re pretty evil, unfortunately”, “but Google is also evil, and their claim is ‘don’t be evil.’”

“I told you many times not to delete links that are reported in batches of thousands from insignificant sources. I would say that those infringement reports from MEXICO of ‘14,000’ links would fall into that category. And the fact that we lost significant revenue because of it justifies my reaction.”

Ao it looks like Kim Dotcom wanted to copy every video uploaded to Youtube…sure…that’s not infringing copyright…is it?

The indictment details extensively how the uploader rewards programme worked. This is where Kim Dotcom and his co-conspirators are facing serious problems.

The whole document does not make for good reading for Kim Dotcom. You do have to wonder why he first demanded this all be released then fought to keep it secret. No matter now it is there for all to see.

In contrast to MSM her eis the full indictment, I’ll let readers be the judge rather than filter it through my lens.

Mega Evidence by Eriq Gardner

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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.

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