First he came for the U.S. government, but now it looks like the entertainment industry is next on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s revenge list. The notorious copyright outlaw took a break from lounging in bubble baths today to leak some compelling details of his U.S. indictment, a few of which shed a damning light on some entertainment industry bigwigs.
Mr. Dotcom shared five emails from companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and Fox with TorrentFreak. The emails reveal that just weeks before a federal investigation into Megaupload was launched, entertainment industry officials were interested in partnering with the company.
These new details, along with the claims that U.S. government officials were big Mega fans, muddy an already bizarre case. Mr. Dotcom is still on house arrest awaiting potential extradition from his sprawling Auckland mansion. The New Zealand courts are forcing poor Mr. Dotcom to live on less than $9,000 a week, like some kind of quarantined mid-century pauper.
Mr. Dotcom also claims he is being indicted for hosting a 50 Cent song on Megaupload, which is pretty much the exact kind of music we picture him listening to while lowriding in a Mercedes with a “Guilty” license plate. Get rich or die tryin’, indeed.