One nugget which hasn’t yet been noted: the German-born hacker does actually own the domain name kim.com. Read more
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Kim Dotcom, the 37-year-old man behind Megaupload, was already a notorious figure in the online file-sharing world before he was forced out of the “panic room” of his $24m New Zealand mansion and arrested, in one of world’s largest criminal copyright cases.
Despite being convicted for computer hacking and later insider trading in Germany in the late 1990s, the man formerly known as Kim Schmitz has always denied any wrongdoing.
But since moving to Hong Kong and then New Zealand, he has never been shy about flaunting his success either.
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