Megaupload Founder Confident of Beating Court Caseby Zak On February 27th, 2012
A New Zealand judge recently granted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom bail and the website’s owner – who is currently embroiled in a court case with several charges and an extradition case against him – was consequently released from custody. While Dotcom has been given several limitations regarding what he can actually do – such as not utilizing the Internet – he does have access to a telephone to which he conveyed his message of beating the court case; the largest case in history regarding piracy.
TorrentFreak spoke with the now-defunct file-sharing website’s owner who said:
I’m fine thanks. I’m only just catching up. You should have been here, it was amazing, it was like a war zone. Armed police everywhere….two helicopters. The New Zealand authorities certainly put on a show for the FBI. We’re going for this and we’re confident we’re going to win. It [the heavy handedness] went way too far, it was out of all proportion. We feel that the action taken against us was political.
Dotcom has had, literally, nearly everything taken away from him including his possessions such as his range of cars, personal belongings, tens of millions of dollars, as well as his entire network being taken down and seized by the United States government.