Why The US Can’t Prosecute Kim DotCom
In what may violate his bail agreement, Kim Dotcom of Megaupload fame has started a new, similar service called Mega, but thanks to good timing, and good PR he’s safe.
Dotcom’s launch comes conveniently (an actual coincidence right after the death of Aaron Schwartz, a man who committed suicide after unfair prosecution for very similar crimes by the US government. The number 2 republican in the senate, John Cornyn has ordered an investigation into the prosecutor, and people are trying to figure out the twisted logic of the US justice system. Another high profile case like Dotcom’s would be, would draw serious concern.
Dotcom’s still not taking any legal chances. According to an interview he did with Ars Technica, he’s consulted with dozens of lawyers and has others on retainer to protect his new service, Mega, an encrypted file storage and sharing site.
Kim Dotcom is a man with a plan, and he’s a fighter. Just check out this video interview on his last legal troubles.