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Author Topic: Kim Dotcom awarded millions for legal bills and living expenses  (Read 1968 times)

mouse

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Well this is part way towards "making things ok", seeing as all his assets were seized, for what reason I still don't know.  After all It is not illegal to list links to other computers round the world on a website.  GOOGLE do it all the time.

http://www.revereradionetwork.com/kim-dotcom-awarded-millions-for-legal-bills-and-living-expenses/

Kim Dotcom has succeeded in getting more of his seized funds released by the courts in New Zealand. In addition to millions for legal expenses, the entrepreneur will receive $128K per month including $60K to pay mansion rent, $25,600 to cover staff and security, plus $11,300 for grocery and other expenses.

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Re: Kim Dotcom awarded millions for legal bills and living expenses
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 07:07:36 am »

After all It is not illegal to list links to other computers round the world on a website. 

megaupload.com was a service where one could host files on its physical servers.  So, I could rent/buy/download a movie/song, use some piece of software to cut it up and then upload the pieces to megaupload.com and send the download links to others to download and reassemble. 

For example, I can  throw in a 4.7MB DVD of a movie, cut it up and upload the parts to megaupload and then everyone here can download the parts, put them together and watch it.

Now, there are many file host sites but the feds chose to attack megaupload.  Also, is K. Dotcom getting his own money/assets back or is this a situation where taxpayers are ultimately paying out?
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Re: Kim Dotcom awarded millions for legal bills and living expenses
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015, 03:32:40 am »

  Also, is K. Dotcom getting his own money/assets back or is this a situation where taxpayers are ultimately paying out?

No, he is just getting some of his own money back.

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