Pirate king or Larry Flynt?

YouTube managed a stalemate, but Megaupload’s federal fight will be harder

27th September, 2015
Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom is an unlikely defender of fundamental freedoms.

The half-Finnish, half-German founder of website Megaupload.com is in court in his adopted home country, New Zealand, facing extradition to the US in a massive criminal copyright infringement case.

Dotcom is large. He’s taller than Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell and heavier than prop Cian Healy. He’s loud too, and is, to put it mildly, a conspicuous consumer. He once rented a yacht for $1...

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