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Kim Dotcom: caught in the net, the most wanted man online. Part 3

Habrahabr / Interesting / topical publications 11.02.2020 at 12:22

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For some, Kim Dotcom, the infamous founder of file-sharing site "MegaUpload", a criminal and Internet pirate, for others — the staunch fighter for the inviolability of personal data. 12 Mar 2017 world premiere of the documentary film, which shows interviews with politicians, journalists and musicians who know Kim "from all sides". New Zealand filmmaker Annie Goldson via video from personal archives talks about the essence of legal battles, Dotcom with the U.S. government and other state structures, declared combat global Internet piracy.

In his youth, Kim Dotcom considered the United States a bulwark of world democracy, a country whose government is selflessly fighting for justice around the world. Having been in the role of a hacker, a minor criminal and a consultant on computer security for 30 years, Kim decides to do business and creates the largest file-sharing site "MegaUpload", the number of users reached 160 million. Almost to the closure of the site in 2012 he was ranked 13th in the ranking of most visited Internet resources. Over 7 years of existence "MegaUpload" Kim earned over hundreds of millions of dollars, but the litigation evolved into bankrupt. The initiator of prosecutions made by the United States, accusing Dotcom in the placement of pirated content and copyright infringement that brought the copyright holders damages in the amount of $ 500 million.

still Kim never managed to recover from the shock and to correct the financial Affairs, as all the money he spends on lawyers and the creation of new innovative projects such as platform "K. im" — the so-called "store files" making payments based on cryptocurrencies.

the article discusses the plot of the film "Caught in the net" and also included quotes from other journalistic materials that are unavailable to Russian readers. Read more →