Megaupload a Megacockup?
So the corporates calling Kim a pirate were trying to cut a deal with him before they decided to send in the cops?
Emails show Hollywood studios courted Megaupload deals
Hollywood studios sought to enter into commercial deals with the Kim Dotcom's Megaupload site, evidence due to be used in his defence reveals.
The defence team has emails from executives at Disney, Warner Bros, Fox and Turner Broadcasting - among those who complained loudest about copyright infringements - seeking commercial agreements with Megaupload.
They include offers to share content and to join advertising deals, and show studios attempting to strike deals.
Isn't this sounding less like the digital crime of the century and more like a copyright infringement deal gone sour?
This joke over reaction for a copyright infringement is jaw dropping. 76 police officers to arrest internet geeks who 'cost' Hollywood $500million? South Canterbury Finance 'costs' us $1.7billion and I didn't see armed offenders squads converging on Allan Hubbards' home. Check out what you can be extradited from NZ to America for - it doesn't mention copyright, racketeering or money laundering.
Would we ever prostitute our Police service to a Chinese company demanding this level of compliance for a mere copyright infringement?
It would never happen.
Megaupload had 25 petabytes of storage and 1000 servers leased in US data centres operated by Carpathia Hosting, plus a further 36 servers leased from US-based Cogent Communications. How can this constitute as US territory when Youtube, Google and a host of other companies do what Megaupload does?
Shouldn't we be a wee bit worried about unlawful arrest claims plus damages Kim may wish to take against the State? How much is this becoming a gimp for corporate Hollywood going to end up costing us?