Remember last month when anti-terrorist police staged a raid on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s house?Dotcom has spent the last month in jail but is now out on bail, and New Zealand’s 3 News has the first interview with him.
He explains how several legal experts told him and his coworkers that Megaupload had nothing to worry about due to protections from the DCMA, a law that protects business owners from certain illegal behaviours that their users might engage in.
One of the most enlightening moments of the conversation occurred when the interviewer asked Dotcom if he was a “sacrificial lamb” of sorts in the war on piracy. Dotcom responds:
“Well, there’s no other explanation for me because we’ve done nothing wrong. I’m no criminal, this website has not been set up to be a piracy haven. If you look at the comments out there and the discussion that is happening online, that’s what everybody feels like. It’s crazy.”
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