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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition 253

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heretic108 (454817) writes "Internet mega-entrepreneur, uber-gamer and now NZ political corruption-buster Kim DotCom has posted a bounty of $5 million to anyone who can dig up any dirt which saves him from extradition to the U.S.. This bounty would be payable not only to government employees, but also to anyone who can retrieve documents clearly proving corruption in the whole prosecution process. 'We are asking for information that proves unlawful or corrupt conduct by the US government, the New Zealand government, spy agencies, law enforcement and Hollywood', Dotcom told website Torrentfreak.com."
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 09, 2014 @08:12AM (#47193967)

    and the amscraying.

  • by Charliemopps (1157495) on Monday June 09, 2014 @08:44AM (#47194131)

    The US Government is corrupt in the same way that 1 + 1 = 2. You needn't prove it to know it is true.

    That's true of all government.

  • Re:Cartels (Score:4, Interesting)

    by bluefoxlucid (723572) on Monday June 09, 2014 @09:01AM (#47194225) Journal

    A democracy *can't* function that way. The laws aren't supported by the people; they're put there when 98% of the population has no idea what they are, what they mean, what they do, or that those things are actually wrong in some way.

  • Re:Cartels (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CreatureComfort (741652) on Monday June 09, 2014 @09:03AM (#47194245)

    The "pirates" are obviously giving consumers a better product

    "Giving consumers a better product" would be going out and making their own movies that are better than Hollywood's. No laws against that anywhere. It's also not what they're doing. What they're doing would be more akin to me walking into your place of work and offering to do the work you did for the past month, for $50. You've already done the work, you just don't get paid, and I get $50. That's just giving your employer a better product, right? These tired old excuses for piracy are, ironically, from the last century, and I didn't realize people still talked like this in 2014.

    To stretch your analogy:
    Well, except that, if my employer wanted a copy of the work I've done for the last month, which, BTW, I was already paid for, I wouldn't expect him to pay me my full salary to have it done all over again. Not when he can, and does, have the minimum wage secretary make a Xerox for nothing more than the cost of her time, a little electricity, ink, and paper.

    Just because the industry wants to exploit their rape of popular culture [techdirt.com] and turn every thought or utterance [billboard.com] into a money stream for themselves, and has the money and position to get the elected officials to pass laws that are diametrically opposed to the wishes of the electorate that voted them into office, doesn't make it right.

  • by dotancohen (1015143) on Monday June 09, 2014 @12:00PM (#47195605) Homepage

    Kim Dotcom steals from the rich? Kim Dotcom facilitates acquisition of 'protected' material to the poor? Sounds like my kind of scum.

    The fact that he's taking on government corruption is a nice bonus.

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