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Film
Kim Dotcom film up for best documentary at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
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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Kim Dotcom
Caught in the Web: Kim Dotcom documentary to screen at NZ Film Festival
“Whether you think he is a hero or a heel, you’re bound to leave the film with your preconceptions shattered.”
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Kim Dotcom
Megaupload back and better than the original, claims Kim Dotcom
"I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy."
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Kim Dotcom
Dotcom calls out John Banks in open letter
“I am concerned by your comments that I and others have lied and that I stated if you would not assist my release from prison, I will destroy you.”
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Unified Communications
Kim Dotcom releases MegaChat, says it will kill Skype
Kim Dotcom has released a public beta testing version of MegaChat, a video calling and messaging browser based service that uses encryption to rival competitors such as Skype.
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Kim Dotcom
Sue You! Hollywood movie giants take Megaupload to court…
"That's not a storage facility; that’s a business model designed to encourage theft – and make its owners very rich in the process. There’s nothing new or innovative about that..."
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Government
Dotcom denied US evidence access
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been denied in his request to access US government evidence against him, as announced by the Supreme Court in Wellington today.
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CFO
Appeal Court rules Dotcom search warrants valid
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of government submissions that search warrants executed during the high-profile arrest of Mega founder Kim Dotcom in January 2012 were valid, though it agreed that the police shouldn't have let cloned information leave the country.
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Kim Dotcom
Dotcom vows to repay $500k creditor debt
"My position has always been those creditors should be paid. When Mega is listed my family, which owns the shares, [will] settle those obligations."
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Apple
Come on Dotcom let the good times roll…
"My motto is if they seize all your assets and destroy your billion-dollar company, just build a new billion-dollar company, and that's what I'm doing."
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Government
"The raid took place NOW, exactly 2 years ago…"
Helicopters, assault rifles, anti-terrorism units, attack dogs and 72 cops terrorising a zero-threat family.
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Government
Dotcom dives into politics with the Internet Party
"My new political party won't be named Mega Party. We are the Internet Party. Here's our logo for the first time."
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Government
Party launched as Dotcom “f****** tires” of political nonsense
"Get ready for low blows and smears against me and my political party. My attackers are worried. They should be. We will get more than 5%."
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Government
Kim Dotcom for PM? Call it the No Hope Party says Key
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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Government
You gotta fight, for Dotcom's right, for transparency…
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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Government
Privacy scare? NZ govt should grow a pair
Kim Dotcom claims to be the "living, breathing example of why the GCSB must not be given greater powers and limited accountability" at a protest launch in Auckland yesterday.
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Government
Key brands Dotcom's submission a "circus"
Showdown between Prime Minister and Megaupload founder didn't disappoint in Parliament yesterday, but was it more PR than policy?
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Kim Dotcom
Megaupload suffers "data massacre"
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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Kim Dotcom
Dotcom wins US court battle
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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Government
Dotcom: A case of fatal flaws
Megaupload founder says case against him is extraordinary, simply because it is "so clearly meritless."
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Kim Dotcom
Is illegal Dotcom data held overseas?
Megaupload founder says illegal information gathered by New Zealand intelligence is stored overseas.
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Kim Dotcom
Dotcom lawyer set for court date
Policeman in charge of Megaupload raid set to be cross-examined in court, at the wishes of Dotcom's lawyer.
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Government
Dotcom case: Spies under the spotlight
Police seek more government spies for questioning over the illegal surveillance of Kim Dotcom.
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Kim Dotcom
Downloaded in 60 Seconds - Piracy prevents movie sales
The closing of a major online piracy site can increase digital media sales, with the Megaupload shutdown causing such in digital sales and movie rentals.