Thursday, April 2, 2015   

Kim Dotcom steps into political fray
(03-27 12:23)

Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is battling extradition to the United States, launched his own political party in New Zealand campaigning for a “free and fair'' society.
The German-born founder of the Megaupload file-sharing site claimed his Internet Party would “play an important role'' in the general election scheduled for September.
“This is a movement for the freedom of the internet and technology, for privacy and political reform,'' said the 40-year-old, who is wanted in the United States to face online piracy charges.
US prosecutors say his now-defunct Megaupload sites netted more than US$175 million in criminal proceeds and cost copyright-owners more than US$500 million by offering pirated copies of movies, TV shows and other content.
The entrepreneur, who denies any wrongdoing and is free on bail, said his party was for “people who haven't voted before, who have been disappointed by voting, or who don't like the political choices on offer.’’


   
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