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.

Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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