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  • Steve Wozniak Spotted Visiting MegaUpload Founder Kim DotCom in New Zealand


    While being bombarded with several claims in a fairly public battle with the U.S. government over legality issues, the founder of MegaUpload, Kim DotCom, has found himself gaining support from some pretty important people, including Steve Wozniak. According to CNET, Wozniak took time to visit Kim DotCom while on a trip to New Zealand.

    The folks over at CNET mentioned the following:

    During a trip to New Zealand last month, Wozniak stopped by DotCom’s home outside Auckland and took several photographs with the MegaUpload founder who is also the man accused by the United States of criminal copyright violations, money laundering and wire fraud. The United States is trying to extradite DotCom and a hearing in New Zealand to decide the matter is scheduled for August.
    Wozniak isn’t the only high profile support that the MegaUpload founder has been seen and supported by. Others in the list include EFF, Kim Kardashian, Will.i.am, and Alicia Keys. The U.S. Government is currently trying to extradite DotCom from New Zealand so they can try and prosecute him for “masterminding a worldwide file-sharing service that U.S. authorities say cost the record and entertainment industry half-a-billion dollars by enabling copyright infringement on an international scale.”

    The case seems quite vague and pretty shady to begin with but it isn’t much of a surprise to see DotCom getting a lot of public support. The support even extends to a New Zealand judge who is demanding that the U.S. hand over evidence.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Wozniak Spotted Visiting MegaUpload Founder Kim DotCom in New Zealand started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Alluziion's Avatar
      Alluziion -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      It loooks like Kim only has one arm

      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      Wozniak isn’t the only high profile support that the MegaUpload founder has been seen and supported by. Others in the list include EFF, Kim Kardashian, Will.i.am, and Alicia Keys.
      Kim Kardashian is "high profile" now?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Holy crap! Is Steve a midget or is that other guy a giant?!

      Edit: okay. Steve isn't a midget. Kim is 6'6".
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Wow..I thought this saga was over?? Guess not haha! I like how in the last article I read about Kim it said that our government took the site down. I could swear i've used it since
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Steve looks very short compared to the other guy
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      I still really don't think it's hit fault that people uploaded and downloaded illegal content to his website, that was a coice of their own, not his. That place had so many uploads, it would take years to moderate it all.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I'm glad they lost all that money, just bunch of rich a$$holes complaining cause they could have had more money for themselves. It's not like Kim could monitor every single thing that got put up or downloaded. Hopefully it just ends with Kim staying in New Zealand and the record companies/entertainment industries wiping tears away.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I'm glad they lost all that money, just bunch of rich a$$holes complaining cause they could have had more money for themselves. It's not like Kim could monitor every single thing that got put up or downloaded. Hopefully it just ends with Kim staying in New Zealand and the record companies/entertainment industries wiping tears away.
      You do realize that not everyone that sells music is rich, right?

      So weird how excited people get for other's misfortune.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      WOZ looks like a dwarf from Lord of the Rings.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
      You do realize that not everyone that sells music is rich, right?

      So weird how excited people get for other's misfortune.
      Did I say, "everyone" in my comment? No. I specifically pointed out, "rich a$$holes".........
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by trek-life View Post
      You do realize that not everyone that sells music is rich, right?

      So weird how excited people get for other's misfortune.
      Not everyone who sells music is rich, but the people who sell music that aren't rich probably aren't getting a lot of their music stolen because, well, that means their music is **** (read: not popular). If you make content that people want you don't have to worry about piracy because people throw their money at you anyway. If you don't, well, you will be a poor musician with or without piracy.

      And by the way... it's not even the "poor musicians" that are pissing and moaning here. This is the multi-billion dollar companies. A lot of the struggling musicians actually CONDONE sharing their music with friends just to get their name out there.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      WOZ looks like a dwarf from Lord of the Rings.
      Do the dwarves in LOTR look different than the dwarves in [insert fantasy chronicle here]?

      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I'm glad they lost all that money, just bunch of rich a$$holes complaining cause they could have had more money for themselves. It's not like Kim could monitor every single thing that got put up or downloaded. Hopefully it just ends with Kim staying in New Zealand and the record companies/entertainment industries wiping tears away.
      He did also get hit with insider trading and embezzlement, unless I am mistaken. Those two things are pretty hard to blame on anyone but yourself.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      He did also get hit with insider trading and embezzlement, unless I am mistaken. Those two things are pretty hard to blame on anyone but yourself.
      Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks for the info!
    1. jdogg84's Avatar
      jdogg84 -
      Thats not Kim Dotcom.. Just Saying. He is an asian man.. LOLzz
    1. petrusk's Avatar
      petrusk -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdogg84 View Post
      Thats not Kim Dotcom.. Just Saying. He is an asian man.. LOLzz
      Nope, completely wrong if you're being serious.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      But I seriously think he's innocent since he really can't control what people put on there. MediaFire and all those other sites do it, and they don't get into the kind of trouble he does.