You all remember Kim Dotcom, right? That clever little bugger who ran Megaupload, the file sharing site which was illegally pirating media for the masses. Well, even though he purportedly was arrested, beaten by police and locked down in his multimillion dollar home, Mr. Dotcom is at it again. Yes, that’s right; he has created yet another file sharing site to replace poor old Megaupload: MEGA.CO.NZ - And the response? In the first hour, more than 100,000 people registered for the service online!
Kim Dotcom, a new internet hero?
Does this make Kim dotcom a new superhero? He doesn’t have a cape—well, at least none that we know about, and he isn’t exactly rescuing damsels in distress, but he is providing a fun service to the public, and for that end it’s hard to find fault. Let’s be honest, even though what he does is morally and legally questionable, it’s not like many musicians and actors out there are bankrupt because some of us like to get our media for free.
In fact, you might have to give Kim Dotcom some props for being brave or brazen enough to create another file sharing company. I mean, he isn’t exactly off the radar. That being said, wealthy people do tend to get away with a substantial amount of nonsense, and if you haven’t noticed, Mr. Dotcom obviously didn’t do much—if any—hard time for his “crimes.” In fact, just what has he been up to for the last few months?
When you look at Kim Dotcom, you don’t exactly see someone who looks like a criminal mastermind. He looks like what I imagine every Call of Duty elite player looks like: a little overweight with an unhealthy complexion from lack of sunlight. But behind those beady little eyes of his there lurks an individual who is ready to take another legal bullet for the world, or at least that’s how it seems. Is Kim Dotcom really willing to sacrifice himself for the good of pirating movies? Well, if I know one thing about the insanely wealthy, it’s that they always give selflessly of themselves (insert sarcasm here).
But what if Kim is with “them”?
And for those of you thinking it’d be a great idea to sign up for this mew media service, just remember, if I’m writing to you about the oddity of Kim Dotcom starting up another business, you can bet your left hand there are people more powerful than me keeping an eye on him. Do you really want to run the chance of being slapped with a fine, no matter how trivial? After all, once you’re in the system…there’s no getting out.
On that note, maybe Kim Dotcom is really working with the authorities, entrapping everyone who thoughtlessly gave their information to his new endeavor. Hmmm… what do you think about that!?! It’s always good to have some conspiracy theories around!