Kim Dotcom claims he's going to 'turn this world upside down'

Kim Dotcom's fortunes have changed quite rapidly in recent months. After MegaUpload was shut down on January 19th, Dotcom became much more vocal in his views.

Dotcom was planning to launch an additional service called 'MegaBox', which was destined to be a music hosting site. While MegaUpload became popular because you could get anything on there for free, MegaBox was meant to be a legal distribution method.

The one thing Dotcom seems to be planning is to close his future service to the United States. Since the USA was responsible for the shutdown of MegaUpload, Dotcom has decided the suitable method of preventing a future shutdown is to ensure they can't access the service. This might work, and it might not. Demonoid deliberately tried to exclude the Ukraine to circumvent the law, but we know how that ended.

Kim Dotcom is a polarizing figure, for he really does seem to be larger-than-life. Not content with owning one of the leading names in file hosting, he found the time to be better than you at Call of Duty. He manages to what he does surprisingly well, and he comes across as very enthusiastic about his project for the future.

Kim's Twitter profile is full of rather interesting comments. He's vocal in his views, and he's all for fostering a development community to fuel the 'Mega' brand he's pushing. His most recent tweet reads as follows:

If he's planning to get API support out there at this point, he's definitely not doing things by halves. How he's going to turn the world upside down through some sites is unclear, but considering Julian Assange was able to shake up quite a few different politicians with Wikileaks it's possible he knows what he is doing.

Source: Torrent Freak

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For some reason that title reminds me of the Fresh Prince of Bel-air.


Now this is the story all about how
I'm going to flip the world right upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the target of the USA

In Norther Germany I was Born and Raised
Hacking PBX is how I spent my early days
Chilling out, haxing, thinking I'm all cool
Unitl I got busted while I was still in school
Then I came up with an idea, I thought "this is good!"
I'll help people share files all over the neighbourhood
I shared a few little files and the U.S. Got scared
And said "You're under arrest and your assets have been snared"

Someone else can finish it =P

Kushan said,
For some reason that title reminds me of the Fresh Prince of Bel-air.

<i>
Now this is the story all about how
I'm going to flip the world right upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the target of the USA

In Norther Germany I was Born and Raised
Hacking PBX is how I spent my early days
Chilling out, haxing, thinking I'm all cool
Unitl I got busted while I was still in school
Then I came up with an idea, I thought "this is good!"
I'll help people share files all over the neighbourhood
I shared a few little files and the U.S. Got scared
And said "You're under arrest and your assets have been snared"</i>

Someone else can finish it =P

There are a few things that don't go well with the beat, though you could make them work. Change them and sir, you are the next YouTube star.

Try this:
Now this is the story all about how
I flipped the tech world upside down
And I'd like to take a minute so just sit right there
I'll tell you how I got caught in the FBIs glare

In Norther Germany I was Born and Raised
Hacking PBX is how I spent my early days
Chilling out, haxing, thinking I'm all cool
Unitl I got busted while I was still in school
Then I came up with an idea, I thought "this is good!"
I'll help people share files all over the hood
I shared a few little files and the U.S. Got scared
And said "You're under arrest and your assets have been snared"

Edited by KCRic, Aug 28 2012, 4:59pm :

WELL guys, there have been many other websites that were shutdown by goverment and they did not put up a deface page saying look at the FBI, we owned these guys.

Department of justice? Yeah for copyright cartels and corrupt corporations, for everyone else, there's no justice to be found.

Bring down the publishers I don't think we really need a man in the middle taking massive chunks of the profits these days.

exotoxic said,
Bring down the publishers I don't think we really need a man in the middle taking massive chunks of the profits these days.

If course we don't need them. That's why they're so aggressive against such fellas. Dotcom and others render them useless.

But even without Dotcom, artists slowly but surely start to realize the alternative methods for publishing. So these publishing companies will get more and more agressive.

And then, in the end of day, the big publishing companies will even need to get a where they actually have to do some productive work. And they really don't want that to happen.... :sob

look at the deface page they put up.
i'm not saying fbi are bad but if they put the deface pages up like that then they are just like the so called hackers.

they want to get noticed.

EdenHerman said,
look at the deface page they put up.
i'm not saying fbi are bad but if they put the deface pages up like that then they are just like the so called hackers.

they want to get noticed.


The domain was lawfully seized. That is nothing like what hackers do. And it's common to put up a notice if a domain is unavailable.

Lamp Post said,

The domain was lawfully seized. That is nothing like what hackers do. And it's common to put up a notice if a domain is unavailable.
Not to mention, putting up that message requires the domain to remain registered. Otherwise, someone else would come back and register it and profit from the name. This way, the site can't come back, at least not under the same domain.

Lamp Post said,

The domain was lawfully seized. That is nothing like what hackers do. And it's common to put up a notice if a domain is unavailable.
'Lawfully' is a very subjective term...

Lamp Post said,

The domain was lawfully seized. That is nothing like what hackers do. And it's common to put up a notice if a domain is unavailable.

Lawfully? Someone didn't follow the trial.

Lamp Post said,
The domain was lawfully seized.

I still don't understand how that works. Kim Dotcom wasn't from the US, nor did he live there. If he was in breach of New Zealand law then the domain should have been seized by law enforcement agencies there, not the FBI.

It just strikes me that the US is trying to police the world regardless of jurisdiction.

Lamp Post said,

The domain was lawfully seized. That is nothing like what hackers do. And it's common to put up a notice if a domain is unavailable.

According to whose laws? The corrupt politicians in the pockets of the music and movie copyright cartels? I didn't vote for those laws therefore I don't recognise them. The FBI and similar organisations are nothing more than thugs hired to do the bidding of the afforementioned corporatocracy.

theyarecomingforyou said,

I still don't understand how that works. Kim Dotcom wasn't from the US, nor did he live there. If he was in breach of New Zealand law then the domain should have been seized by law enforcement agencies there, not the FBI.

It just strikes me that the US is trying to police the world regardless of jurisdiction.

The American's OWN the internet. Didn't you know?