As the US corporate government shake down against Kim Dotcom continues, and lap dog New Zealand follows its US masters bidding, Kim Dotcom continues to pledge to fight on.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent
Kim Dotcom tweets after hearing the ruling from the NZ Supreme Court that he will not be allowed full access to the US-gathered evidence being used against him for extradition. The witch hunt trial that the US government (and corporate media big wigs) are chewing at the bit for is looking al the more real.
Dotcom, who made a fortune through his file-sharing website Megaupload, is fighting extradition to the United States, where he is charged with facilitating copyright infringement on a massive scale. They say the site caused $500 million in damages to copyright holders and generated more than $175 million in criminal proceeds.
Their can be no doubt that he will be held up as an example of how not to fuck with corporate america, or else face similar punishment. The fact that Kim Dotcom will not be privy to the evidence being used to extradite him is a huge blow to freedom and a big win for the far reaching hand of NSA control that is now engulfing the world.
His defense team was more vocal in criticizing the court ruling.
“The US has been given a free ride to cherry pick whatever allegations they want,” Ira Rothken, Dotcom’s American lawyer, told Ars Technica. “Now, there’s not an even playing field in the extradition proceeding. It’s an unfair situation.”
This is a man in deep shit trouble because he created a popular, private, technology uploading service that got to big to not be put down.
Marking the anniversary of the bust last year, Dotcom launched a new file-sharing service called “Mega”, which uses encryption of files to ensure privacy.
The businessman insists that he cannot be held accountable for Megaupload users’ illegal sharing.
Or maybe the part that irks the NSA/CIA more than anything is not the popularity of the file uploading and sharing but the privacy that MEGA upload supports. After all, we cannot have online communities safeguarding user privacy running amok and avoiding NSA surveillance, that is now as common on the internet as cookies and hyperlinks.