back to article Kim Dotcom: You give me proof of govt corruption in my case, I give you millions

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is offering a $5m bounty to anyone who can prove corruption by the Feds or Hollywood studios to help him defend against the online piracy case against him. Dotcom tweeted that his case was “unfair” and he was offering the cash to anyone who wanted to blow the whistle on the authorities. My case …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You'd think if they had a real proper case they simply have charged him with out all the previous shenanigans and what not.

    So let him do a few shenanigans as well. Couldn't hurt, and will likely be entertaining.

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Unhappy

    As time goes past, our Kim is looking better and better (he'll never achieve snow whiteness though) and the authorities and corporations attacking him are looking progressively more like Mafia gangsters.

    Certainly they've long since past any pretense of administering justice.

    1. Mad Mike

      I particularly liked the 'assault' on his mansion. It was pure Hollywood theatre!! I wonder who the studios got to choreograph the assault? Mind you, the camera work wasn't great and I would expect better from a major studio.

      It's amazing how something that is actually a CIVIL offence ends up with all sorts of federal and state resources on it. The studios should simply sue Dotcom through the courts in NZ, which is the prescribed mechanism for this sort of offence. But no, they send in big guns and in doing so, almost make him into a hero.

      Dotcom is definitely no angel, but compared to the forces lined up against him, he's really beginning to look like the whiter one of the two!!

      1. Vaughan 1

        I'm not saying if it was right or wrong but my understanding is that they want him for more than just copyright infringement. IIRC there were conspiracy charges and money laundering as well but he has managed the PR so well on this that it is about the big bad studios stomping on the little (well not so little) guy.

        The amount he pops up in the news over here is ridiculous, keeps promising all sorts of things or is in court over one thing or another. His political party is a joke, he has formed an alliance with a far left party just to work our MMP system to get a far left politician (he picked as the leader of his Internet Party) in to parliament to do his dirty work. Hopefully come September the voters realise what a joke this is and they get nowhere near parliament.

        1. Mad Mike

          @Vaughan 1.

          I agree with much of what you've said. However, at the moment, they seem to be going after copyright only and not pursuing the rest. Not sure why. If they can get him for fraud or tax evasion or whatever, maybe it could help bring these events to a close. They don't seem to be doing too well on the copyright charges. This is probably largely to do with copyright being a civil offence, which limits their options. If they went after criminal offences, their hands are less tied.

          I guess only time will tell. However, at the moment, Dotcom is seen as a bit of a hero amongst the very large number of people fed up with the actions of the major studios and recording companies etc. A bit of your enemies enemy is your friend!!

          1. Levente Szileszky

            Most likely they have a sealed indictment waiting for him to be arrested, with the whole book thrown at him...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Big Mistake

    Kim should have based himself in London/Silicon Roundabout, and got some ex-government ministers on the payroll as directors.

    1. tekgun

      Re: Big Mistake

      I think the Hollywood Police...no wait I mean the Internet Police no that's not it, I mean City Of London Police would have something to say about that.

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Trick or Treat? MegaMetaData Plays behind Closed Doors for SysAdmin to keep Secret for Themselves?

    So you are trying to invent a second 'wrong' and give it moral equivalence to Kim Dotcom's wrong. Which means that paying people is bad, but not paying them is about the same - equally bad.

    If you don't like Hollywood, you should support independent studios, independent publishers, independent labels, independent film-makers and so on - rather than ranting like a socially inadequate (and probably autistic) 13-year old idiot on the internet.

    If something is too expensive then don't buy it, you asshole. Borrow one off a mate. Nobody makes you buy stuff. All round your argument is completely morally bankrupt. …. Dr Stephen Jones

    Err, Hi, What’s up, Doc,

    Media, as I’m sure even the educated fool knows, is used in films and television and newsprint and radio and registering world wide web pages internetworking with browsers to supply banks of servers fodder and FUD, to brainwash and provide dumb primitive animals and/or smarter virtual machines, ideally, a heavily and heavenly engineered universal perception of realities which be delivered with tools down on Earth. IT is that simple and creative and/or destructive and disruptive.

    To think to charge for one’s own brainwashing to experience the disasters and politically incorrect shenanigans on Earth is a titanic morally bankrupt and criminal folly, which is designed to maintain a perverse and corrupt inequitable status quo hierarchy hell bent on the remote virtual retention of anonymous command and control and power with their direction and production of paper monies, and its confiscations and interest charging taxations. Such an experience should be for free and of one’s own choosing, is another more valid proposition and reality and such a service which provides such a choice is surely to be highly recommended and supported globally by any and all right thinking persons and the economically enslaved and systemically deprived?

    Regarding the specific … Borrow one off a mate. Nobody makes you buy stuff. …. Is that not what Megaupload allowed one to do by steering one in the right direction to mates who wanted to share stuff that they had bought/had been bought and paid for?

    Is it the System’s and the Fed’s and Hollywood’s intention that everyone pays forever and a day for the stuff they are printing and producing to brainwash and enslave them to their crazy world views and austere realities.

    Methinks it be high noon time for better beta virtual realities and Greater IntelAIgent Game Players to burst that mad bubble with thousands of pricks …. for with CyberIntelAIgent Creative Command and Computer Control of Communications is a New Orderly World Order entirely possible and presently running and testing novel noble betas for replacement of past failures which be hindering future reprogramming.

    Deny it if you will, but that is the present virtual reality in play here and sharing itself for free around worlds into Advanced and IntelAIgent Quantum Communications, where this might be that and also something else and quite different from even those possibilities thought of.

    And whenever you know the command and control of what IT can do is freely being offered to that and/or those who you may have earlier perceived as being in control of your future well-being ….. and a short leading list of those would make an interesting global read …. what do you think should be their response. Gracious and Grateful Acceptance or MAD Refusal and Idiotic Sub-Prime Rejection?

    There’s a lot going on out there, El Reg, and you have no small part to play to define everything you stand up and tall for, which be the SMARTR Root Route in such as be Sensationally Sensitive Cyber Matters. Playing a small part, however, has one always reduced to alternate opportunities with realities starring camp followers, and although highly valued, by no means able to be perceived as highly valuable.

    Thoughts for the 0dDay …….. It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion. …… [Joseph Goebbels] ….. and to mentor and monitor ITs phormation of programs and projects for Global Operating Devices for Remote Command and Virtual Control of Manipulative Systems be a Quantum Leap for Man and Giant Step for Mankind in CyberIntelAIgent Fields of SMARTR Exploitation and Alien Exploration in Systems of Operation.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hollywood is the most invisible instrument of power, that creates and modifies at will the image of the american dream to distill the mentality aspirations and essentially 'direct' the life of people. Some people might disagree with my grand disillusion with it , even though i do concede that they have the most impressive means and wonderful people/technologies. We can fairly say that it guides/orients the population yet reflects its situation. And since the world is becoming less and less original / commercialise/comoditised well so are movies nowadays. (give or take a handful of 'hollywood' successes this century, even with the most impressive strides in techniques).

    If i put my UKIP hat on , i can safetly say it's under Zionist control and if they are not influencing it they are reaping the benefits at least. When I take it off I just realised it's all remakes /rehashes in a way or another and reaching absolute inanity in terms of added value at every iteration. So I say their biggest crime is not being good enough for the aspirations of the American people. More seriously though but perhaps in the same spirit, I think monopoly laws are constantly subverted and if previously declared theories are even remotely close to truth there would be massive breaches of conflict of interest laws. And I suspect loads of crime of silencing up people who speak up against their corruption etc... So look for bribery as well but perhaps less chance of finding traces of that one. :p

    1. gazthejourno (Written by Reg staff)

      If anyone can tell me what relevance this has to Kim Dotcom, please award yourself a cookie.

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