Piracy and Prosecution: Ringing in Kim Dotcom

by Binoy Kampmark Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne. Email: 26.01.2012

Introduction

Like money for jam, journalists have found their demon figure, their publicity machine, in the form of anti-copyright maestro Kim Dotcom.  He is a figure of capacious girth with a string of white collar crimes that would make some blush and others envious.  Most just know him as Kim Schmitz, who made copyright violations lucrative and established an online empire that has been the scourge of authorities the world over. (Read: the US copyright system, with its compliant backers.)
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