An interesting perspective on Dotcom’s bribe to the hackers

Kim Dotcom allegedly tried to save Christmas…more like shameless attempt to curry favour to climb out of NZ’s most hated list.

He did so by offering up 3000 lifetime accounts on Mega.

A reader notes:

So KDC is able to dictate to Mega management the disbursement of thousands of free Mega subscriptions to criminals…..

But we are told he’s no longer involved in the running of Mega according to court documents and Mega’s website. He’s apparently not even an owner as his wife has all the shares in a trust.

Yeah right….

Oh well, I guess potential shareholders through Dotcom’s dodgy reverse listing into the TRS shell on the NZX will be that much more amused knowing that free subscriptions are being thrown around by criminals to criminals.

David Farrar also notes the cost of such criminal largesse from a man who says he has no control over his assets anymore.

Also of interest is that Dotcom claims he is broke, and can’t afford anything – yet gave away 3,000 lifetime premium subscriptions to Mega.

An annual premium subscription is around 100 Euros so NZ$150. A lifetime one would probably be valued at around $2,000 using a modest discount rate. 3,000 x $2,000 is $6 million.

It’s tough being broke.

Hmmm…perhaps there might some perjury charges and money laundering charges coming his way shortly.

Clealry Dotcom doesn’t believe the old adage about never paying blackmailers, hostage takers or terrorists…he threw that right out the window and in fact actively does deals with them.


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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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