Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz, the founder of Megaupload, was raided a couple of years ago at his home near Auckland, New Zealand, because his website contained hundreds of thousands of files that violated copyright. Now Dotcom has won back his cars, cash, and property. When the police raided Dotcom’s mansion, they took over 15 luxury vehicles.
Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz, the founder of Megaupload, has filed a lawsuit against the New Zealand government for illegally spying on him and the raid on his house. It was about a year ago that the New Zealand government apologized to him for breaking the law by spying on him. Earlier this year, a New Zealand Court grant Schmitz the right to sue.
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A spying agency in New Zealand has apologized to Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz for breaking the law by spying on him. The Government Communications Security Bureau is only authorized to spy on foreigners. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key found that the agency spied on Dotcom (born in Germany) after he gained New Zealand residency in 2010.
Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz, the Megaupload founder that was arrested is going legit by launching a new service called Megabox. Megabox appears to be a social music service. Below is a video demo of Megabox — you will notice that the electronic music makes it look even more interesting.
When Megaupload was raided and founder Kim “Dotcom” Schmitz was arrested, he was beaten. Schmitz said that he ran to his safe room after hearing loud banging at the front door of his home. When the police entered, they supposedly beat Dotcom. Dotcom said “And then they were all over me. I had a punch to the face, boots kicking me down to the floor.”
Swizz Beatz is a rapper and music producer that emerged as the CEO of MegaUpload.com. He was not involved in any of the copyright infringement accusations that MegaUpload.com was shut down for. YouTube user AlLindstromCom published this interview about why Swizz Beatz was involved in the company. Check out the video below to learn more about his involvement:
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