Kim Dotcom Reacts to Government Report Detailing Evidence

The Department of Justice, at the direction of the Judge presiding over the MegaUpload/Kim Dotcom criminal case in Virginia, has published a 191 page report outlining the evidence it claims supports the charges. The DOJ webpage with documents is here.

Kim Dotcom's reaction:

The 191 page report is available here. The Superseding Indictment is here. [More...]

The release was ordered to provide notice to potential victims. The Court's previously sealed Nov. 22, 2013 order is here.

DOJ says on its webpage:

If a person owns (or is assigned) the rights to a copyrighted work which was, in whole or in part, reproduced or distributed without permission, on Megaupload.com or its related sites, that person may have been victimized by the alleged activities of the named defendants. This court-ordered notice is to help identify any potential victims of the criminal conduct alleged in the Superseding Indictment, to provide these victims with information about the government’s investigation, to help victims confer with the prosecution team, and generally to protect victim rights.

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    by Jeralyn on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 01:08:16 AM EST
    Kim Dotcom's dog -- named Dotty Dotcom.

    I have no idea how his case will turn out, but I really have enjoyed following his escapades. He's extremely entertaining.

    OMG (none / 0) (#6)
    by squeaky on Wed Dec 25, 2013 at 10:54:19 AM EST
    Cuteness on steroids... Great reporting on Kim Dotcom..

    what a character! One among other fascinating cases, of which I would never have heard of him were it not for your posts.

    Thank you for all your blogging!!  You rock!


    I wonder (none / 0) (#1)
    by Mikado Cat on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 02:12:32 AM EST
    How long its going to be before we see some shift back to consumer rights and reasonable intellectual property rights?

    Anything goes in China and much of the world, the USA leads in oppression of the public, and Europe is someplace in the middle.

    It's just whack-a-mole.... (none / 0) (#2)
    by magster on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 02:20:03 PM EST
    There's no shortage of sites providing streams of copyrighted material. And it's having an effect that's benefitting the consumer already. The Networks now make their shows available online for free with commercial breaks (which is fine with me). Amazon and Netflix have more online content. None of these things were really available except on megavideo 3 years ago.

    Sports' rebroadcasts are the things that are lagging now. If I want to watch my (not-so-beloved because they suck) Nuggets, I have to get cable because they don't make the home market team available online on NBA.com, so I have to go to some sketchy streaming site. I would gladly pay a la carte for one channel without having to buy an entire cable package, but I'm not allowed to.


    For what it's worth.... (none / 0) (#3)
    by EL seattle on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 04:41:15 AM EST
    The site arstechnica has posted something if a run-down/analysis on the gov't release. I don't think that Ars is usually considered to be just a cookie-cutter US Gov't & MPAA stooge and flacky site, but I haven't been checking every week.

    And there's also a take on the report at GigaOm that includes further, rather catty details.

    As I recall, there was reference to a lot of these details it the original indictment, so I'm not sure just how much of the info in this report will be impacted by the mansion raid fallout.

    Interesting wrinkle (none / 0) (#4)
    by unitron on Tue Dec 24, 2013 at 12:51:44 PM EST