Anorak | will not help Megaupload users get their ‘stolen’ property back will not help Megaupload users get their ‘stolen’ property back

by | 24th, January 2012

MEGAUPLOAD.Com, the file-sharing website registered in Hong Kong, is closed by the FBI and its multi-millionaire founder, Kim Dotcom (aka Kim Schmitz), arrested by the FBI and the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand in the panic room at his New Zealand mansion on his 38th birday.

Kim Dotcom is not a US citizen. He holds residency in New Zealand, Finland and Germany.

Kim Dotcom was honest with the Kiwi authorities and passed the good character and health requirements for New Zealand residency.

New Zealand’s Dominion Post newspaper reports that Kim Dotcom was given residency in 2010 under the investor plus category, which requires an investment of at least NZ$10million in New Zealand. Dotcom invested in Government bonds. and its four leaders’ arrest coincided with the internet campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), aimed at shutting sown anyone who infringes on US anywhere in the world. (More here .) The suspicion is that Kim Dotcom is being made an example of. There has been no trial. The presumption if that Megaupload a company not based in the US is guilty.

Wikipedia, Reddit and other sites went “dark” in protest at SOPA And PIPA. They should light up and make lot of noise about the lot of Megaupload.

When Megaupload was taken down the FBI not only switched off any illegal content but legal content, too. Will those users

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