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Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
Tue, 14th Nov 2017
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A film about entrepreneur and former MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is up for best documentary at this year’s Asia-Pacific Screen Awards.
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Caught in the Web: Kim Dotcom documentary to screen at NZ Film Festival
Mon, 17th Jul 2017
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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web explores the story of internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his legal battles with the US government.
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Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
Tue, 12th Jul 2016
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Defying U.S. extradition efforts, Kim Dotcom teases a rejuvenated Megaupload, leveraging Bitcoin in its anticipated 2020 resurgence.
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Kim Dotcom gets interim reprieve from asset seizure
Fri, 5th Jun 2015
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Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused Bram van der Kolk have won a reprieve from having assets seized by the Crown and passed onto the US.
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Dotcom calls out John Banks in open letter
Tue, 2nd Jun 2015
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Kim Dotcom rebuts John Banks' claims in a forthright open letter, challenging the former MP to a public interview showdown.
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Mega's legal guns shoot down claims of 'content theft'
Fri, 15th May 2015
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Mega, the file storage firm, has hit back at claims it profits from 'content theft' in a report calling the allegations 'defamatory'.
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Kim Dotcom releases MegaChat, says it will kill Skype
Fri, 23rd Jan 2015
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Kim Dotcom heralds the arrival of MegaChat, a browser-based encrypted video chat, poising it as a Skype Killer with over 500k calls already made.
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Sue You! Hollywood movie giants take Megaupload to court…
Wed, 9th Apr 2014
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US movie studios sue Megaupload, accusing it of profiting from piracy and causing over $500m in losses.
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Dotcom denied US evidence access
Fri, 21st Mar 2014
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Megaupload's Kim Dotcom loses battle in Supreme Court, Wellington, barred from accessing US evidence for his defence.
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Appeal Court rules Dotcom search warrants valid
Wed, 19th Feb 2014
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Court Appeal finds Kim Dotcom's 2012 arrest warrants valid despite flaws, but illegal for NZ police to share cloned info with US FBI.
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Dotcom vows to repay $500k creditor debt
Wed, 19th Feb 2014
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Kim Dotcom has been called upon to pay $500,000 in debt to Kiwi creditors following a public display of luxury.
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Come on Dotcom let the good times roll…
Tue, 21st Jan 2014
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Kim Dotcom celebrates his 40th birthday by launching a new debut album and internet music service in New Zealand.
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'The raid took place NOW, exactly 2 years ago…'
Mon, 20th Jan 2014
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Kim Dotcom commemorates the 2-year anniversary of the dramatic raid on his NZ mansion by US officials, recalling 'a zero-threat family' terrorised.
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Dotcom dives into politics with the Internet Party
Wed, 15th Jan 2014
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Kim Dotcom unveils name and logo for his political movement: the Internet Party, as he tires of political nonsense.
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Party launched as Dotcom “f****** tires” of political nonsense
Wed, 15th Jan 2014
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Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom, plans to enter New Zealand politics, vowing to fight for change and take on the government.
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Kim Dotcom for PM? Call it the No Hope Party says Key
Mon, 2nd Sep 2013
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Megaupload founder is set to launch his own political party in New Zealand, hoping to win power at the November 2014 elections.
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You gotta fight, for Dotcom's right, for transparency…
Tue, 30th Jul 2013
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Megaupload founder dispatches legal team to Wellington today, as his lawyers fight for full disclosure in New Zealand's highest court.
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Privacy scare? NZ govt should grow a pair
Fri, 26th Jul 2013
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Kim Dotcom's crusade against NZ's GCSB Bill continues, rallying over 400 in Auckland to demand a halt to dangerous spy agency powers.
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Key brands Dotcom's submission a 'circus'
Thu, 4th Jul 2013
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Showdown between Prime Minister and Megaupload founder didn't disappoint in Parliament yesterday, but was it more PR than policy?.
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Megaupload suffers 'data massacre'
Thu, 20th Jun 2013
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After LeaseWeb deletes MegaUpload data from 690 servers without an apparent warning, Kim Dotcom has taken to Twitter to vent his fury.
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Dotcom wins US court battle
Tue, 4th Jun 2013
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New Zealand court grants Megaupload founder access to all evidence seized by police during a raid on his property in early 2012.
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Dotcom: A case of fatal flaws
Wed, 8th May 2013
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Kim Dotcom accuses New Zealand PM of being mislead by US officials in “scandalous” copyright case. #KimDotcom #copyright.
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Is illegal Dotcom data held overseas?
Fri, 19th Apr 2013
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Megaupload founder says illegal information gathered by New Zealand intelligence is stored overseas.
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Dotcom lawyer set for court date
Mon, 15th Apr 2013
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Dotcom's legal battle intensifies as his lawyer insists the leading officer in the controversial raid faces court scrutiny.