Former Megaupload chief Kim Dotcom's long, wild ride through the courts has crashed into another setback, with the Supreme Court declining to hear an appeal in the 2012 seizure of his assets in New Zealand.
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Video: Kim Dotcom's multi-million dollar New Zealand mansion is up for sale. Coatesville House, one of New Zealand's "most distinguished and magnificent properties", is expected to sell for upwards of $25 million -- and you might recognise it as the property raided by NZ police in 2012. It's owned by the guy behind Chrisco Christmas hampers, and you can take a 360-degree tour on YouTube.
Mega and Kim Dotcom have had a rough time of it, with complex ongoing legal battles that have sapped his few remaining funds. Part of the problem is that US holds all his money and assets and are doing their best to keep it all for themselves.
The last time we left Kim Dotcom, he was busy poising himself as "Hilary's worst nightmare in 2016" with a brand new pretend political party, the Internet Party. Now, our future President Dotcom is busy rambling to his eventual constituents on Twitter about starting his very own internet. You know, just as soon as he gets enough money to do something about it.
PlayStation Network and Xbox Live are still repeatedly going offline and experiencing problems, so if you're itching to try out a new Christmas gift game, you may have to wait.
Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theatres' fight against piracy. He's under investigation by the FBI, and they're trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops.
Following news that Kim Dotcom has launched a new music-streaming service called Baboom, I had a listen to the only available album on the site, Good Times, written and produced by Mr. Dotcom himself.
Last year, Kim Dotcom released a single dance track, and at the time he threatened to release an album. Now, as part of the launch of his new music streaming service, it's here.
A 191-page document has been shown in the case of the United States vs Kim Dotcom, and within are details of the operations of Megaupload, and the flaunted wealth of Dotcom himself. While Dotcom is in the middle of separate legal action against New Zealand for potentially extralegal spying, the US will use Skype chats, financial data, and email content in their own court case.
When Megaupload got taken down two years ago, it took a whole hell of a lot of data with it. And eventually it got obliterated. Some of it was pirate data, sure, but some was legit too. And new research shows that, at the very least, 10 million innocent files got the axe.
If you had your heart set on getting back some of the data you had stored on Megaupload, now would be a good time to stop hoping. According to Kim Dotcom, petabytes of user data have already been deleted off old Megaupload servers. Thousands of pirated movies cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
A lot of footage of the raid on Kim Dotcom's home already hit the internet a while ago, but now Kim Dotcom has put together a little package himself including unseen footage from his network of CCTV cameras around the mansion.