Saturday Matinee: Kim Dotcom – Caught in the Web

I watched this yesterday, not being a story I followed too closely. Well worth the watch & food for thought on what’s really been going down with surveillance  in NZ. This was described (the raid) by John Key as a ‘mistake … human error’ and not ‘conspiracy’ which rings a bell for me right there. This also reminds me of the Tuhoe raids in 2007. Making greater inroads into Kiwis’ privacy. Spying on citizens. Dotcom believed he was given residency in order to be extradited to the US. If you watch this you’ll see he began to cut out the middle man in the music industry. Follow the money. Small wonder they attempted to shut him down. And more to it than that I’m sure.

Here are further links I’ve found since watching to get you up to speed on what’s been happening:

Kim Dotcom to shift to Queenstown after assets and money released

Mr and Mrs Dotcom tie the knot at secret wedding location

* Kim Dotcom announces on his wedding day plans to sue the NZ Government
Kim Dotcom reaches settlement with police
Dotcom announces new venture
High Court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition decision

Desultory Heroics

The larger-than-life story of Kim Dotcom, the “most wanted man online”, is extraordinary enough, but the battle between Dotcom and the US Government and entertainment industry, being fought in New Zealand, is one that goes to the heart of ownership, privacy and piracy in the digital age. Three years in the making, this independent film chronicles a spectacular moment in global online history, dubbed the ‘largest copyright case’ ever and the truth about what happened.

Watch the full film here.

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