Kim Dotcom agrees to voluntarily travel to the US if assets are unfrozen

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Jul 11, 2012
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  1. MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom has agreed to voluntarily travel to the US to face piracy charges, but only if the Justice Department agrees to unfreeze his assets to help him cover living expenses and pay for legal representation. Dotcom announced……

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  2. Very big of him.
  3. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    Don't think it'll happen. He'd be falling on his sword. No fair trial in the US for him.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    I had no idea he's been convicted of so many other diverse crimes. He's not gonna have fun this time.
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,647   +405

    Everytime I see a picture of him I think "Humptydumpty". Sure he's in for a big fall.
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  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,018   +1,319


    Yeah, the US sure has a reputation for unfair trials. That's why OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony got such severe sentences.
  7. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    He would have a fair trial in the US. He wouldnt have a fair trial if it was a military court. However I dont think they have a jury box to fit a jury of his peers. He is charged with A LOT more then just simple piracy.
    How would you define "fair"? If he has legal represention, and is allowed to produce evidence of his innocence, its fair. The ruling of a jury or a judge on the case at hand given the evidence provided, how would it not be fair? Are we to believe that you think he should get off scott free? Any person who commits a crime has to face the music eventually.
  8. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Guru Posts: 440   +86

    If he is guilty then so is dropbox, googledrive, etc...
  9. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,279   +49

    It all really depends on the implications each company has on copyright violations. Google frequently censors a lot of things from their sites. Take a look at their transparency report, FWIW:
  10. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Guru Posts: 440   +86

    Megaupload - upload files to a server and share links with anyone you want. For a fee you will get more space.
    Dropbox - Upload files and share the link with anybody you like, except we will not advertise when users download. Oh yea, and for a fee you will get more space.
  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 245   +27

    So which law do you say Dropbox is breaking?
    DragonMasterJay likes this.
  12. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Guru Posts: 440   +86

    sure, let met upload my music collection to dropbox. Ill send you the link when is done, I will also add my movie collection and laker game I recorded yesterday.
  13. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,279   +49

    Just going to, you will see the FBI notice right on the page with the laws they broke. Or a simple browse on an article about MegaUpload should reveal the details.
  14. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93


    How exactly does your file sharing equate to the embezzelment that DotCom did? Yes MegaUpload got taken down as part of the investigation, but it still doesnt change the fact that DotCom is charged with more then piracy. Perhaps you need to read up a bit more on the situation before you post. It will save you the time and frustration you must feel when everyone looks at your posts and wonders if you even know what your typing about.
    DragonMasterJay likes this.
  15. And this is when admiral Akbar would say.................. "It's a Trap!"

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