Kim Dotcom publishes Mega White Paper

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Kim Dotcom publishes Mega White Paper

Postby sledge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:00 am

Founder of Mega and Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, has published a white paper describing and breaking down the case between the United States and Kim Dotcom. It’s an extensive document published just moments ago, so it’s going to take some time to go through, but let’s take a quick look through it at this stage in its release.

One feature immediately noticeable about the document, is that it’s headed “The United States vs You (and Kim Dotcom,” showing that Dotcom is keen to continue representing himself as somewhat of a side issue in the whole argument, as well as suggesting that ultimately, his battle with the governments of both New Zealand and the USA, is a battle we’re all part of.

The white paper itself begins with strong claims, suggesting that the arrest of Dotcom and the seizure of his company and all assets related to it, “represents one of the clearest examples of prosecutorial overreach in recent history.” It goes on to draw comparisons with the failure of the Stop Onlina Piracy Act (SOPA) and the governments’ continuation with the takedown of Megaupload, drawing “battle lines between digital rights advocates, technology inovators” and “Hollywood.”
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The document also cites legal precedent for a platform provider not being responsible for its users’ content. On April 18th 2013, a court rejected the idea that Youtube was responsible for its users’ content. If the site could show proof that it was unaware of infringement, it could not be held to account for it.

Further along in the white paper, we learn that Megaupload was targeted by foreign (USA) authorities, while complying with investigations into its user base, unaware that evidence was being gathered against it. This ultimately led to the invalid seizure of Megaupload property through what the document describes as: “mischaracterization of facts, coupled with the omission of exculpatory evidence.”

There’s also a lot of evidence later on in the white paper, showing how Megaupload was an odd choice of target for the authorities. It draws comparisons between itself and Rapidshare, how Megaupload deliberately made its files hard to find, whereas Rapidshare had much more easy to find links throughout big search engines – furthering evidence that Megaupload and Dotcom were used as scapegoats.

With nearly 50 a4 pages of information and citations to go through, it could take a couple of days before all the information is gleaned from this white paper, but it makes for an interesting read. If you want to get a head start on news writers like myself, get reading.

Not posting that Kim Dotcom is a saint but I feel his got a point. but what I found alarming is youtube(google) continue to get off the hook with 'they are not aware of copyright infringement' while individuals are prosecuted to the full or if the RIAA/USA Authorities don't like you they will take you down while corporations can escape punishment. Big Brother is watching!!

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