You may have heard of the curious case of Burner Kim.com, the most wanted man on the Internet (according to WIRED magazine). The flamboyant German hacker and founder of MegaUpload and now Mega got raided last year in the largest copyright infringement case in global history by the FBI in New Zealand, a sovereign country where the American FBI has no jurisdiction.
This builds on his previous commercial song, “Mega Upload” featuring Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West.
“Kim Dotcom, also known as Kimble, and Kim Tim Jim Vestor is a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand. He is the founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, as well as Megaupload’s successor site, Mega”
He stands 2 meters tall, and has three albums out. One of his claims to fame is having been ranked the #1 player in the world in the XBox game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to see him back at Burning Man anytime soon, since the US is trying to extradite him.
Height: 6′ 7″ (2.00 m)
Full name: Kim Schmitz
It looks like Kim.Com is pulling out all the stops to defend himself against bizarre accusations of a victimless crime, a “crap indictment” personally signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and recently described by New Zealand’s highest judge as “a miscarriage of Justice“. He recently won some big legal victories, including an apology from the Prime Minister. We wish him well in his case, which affects all of our rights as Internet users and global sovereign citizens.