Looks like Dotcom admitted he is a crook

Kim Dotcom thought he was being funny yesterday, but appears to have shot himself in the foot again, and Pete helpfully assisted the fool aim at his feet:

2016-05-15So it appears that Kim Dotcom has admitted he is a crook.  

Chris Keall also has a crack at the fool at NBR:

A Panama Papers tweet by Kim Dotcom has gone viral:

Dotcom posted:

John Key’s tax haven defense sounds much like Megaupload: “We are just a service provider. Not responsible for unlawful conduct by users.”

NewsTalk ZB’s Andrew Dickens responded, “I’m afraid he does have a point.”

He doesn’t.

Dotcom’s US attorney, Ira Rothken, has argued that Megaupload was just like Dropbox or YouTube or any other service that stores and shares files online – that is, file sharing a neutral technology that can be used for good, or bad.

It’s a variation on the old argument that if thieves rob a bank, then escape by car along State Highway One, the police wouldn’t prosecute NZTA on the basis it manages the road.

But here’s the thing: the US Department of Justice isn’t arguing that file lockers are bad per se.

On the basis of intercepted Skype conversations, it’s alleging that Dotcom and his co-accused paid cash incentives to people who uploaded infringing files and that (despite statements to the contrary), the Megaupload crew worked with third-parties to make pirated content easily discoverable. Dotcom also faces money laundering and racketeering charges. Now, who knows – the DOJ might be over-reaching, but it is not simply saying Dotcom should be extradited simply because he operated a cloud storage service that was at times (like rivals) used for piracy.

I can’t wait for the day Dotcom is extradited. It is going to happen, there is nothing he can do to stop it.

 

– NBR

 


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

32%