Kim Dotcom gets covered by VICE

Vice is, in my opinion, one of the best modern publications in the world right now. Their style of immersionist journalism, their genuine expression of both sides of every story, and their captivating story-telling technique makes Vice a true specimen of media done right.

Recently, award-winning American journalist Tim Pool flew down to New Zealand to interview Kim Dotcom for a VICE story.

In the 18 minute video, we are treated to an in-depth overview of the Dotcom lifestyle, from the individual rooms in the Dotcom mansion, to the Auckland recording studio where Kim is crafting his album, to the internet mogul’s views on politics and corruption.

Also discussed was the future of MEGA, with Kim Dotcom promising a completely encrypted communications platform capable of messaging, calling, and video calling between mobiles and computers. Although a release date was not specified, Dotcom said that we should see those features within “half a year.”

There aren’t many people who don’t have an opinion on Kim Dotcom; you either like him, or you don’t. The sentiment expressed in comments on VICE’s post on Facebook were mostly in favour of Dotcom, blaming the US government for putting a man in prison for “uploading and downloading movies.”

Other users were more interested in the giant giraffe that overlooks the luxurious Coatesville property.

What is your opinion of Kim Dotcom? Tell us in the comments below.

4 Comments

  1. I like the guy. Interesting to see the authorities are trying to jail him for providing an internet platform that allows people to file share- which in some cases they file share copy write material- but every other electronic device does the same yet they are not getting arrested.

    1. Jose Mathias says:

      I think he’s great. He says it’s because he’s an easy target – He’s German, rebellious, flamboyant, and he makes a lot of money.

      Also, consider all the other services like putlocker or dvixstage. They’re not getting shut down are they and the money they make from ad revenue is immense!

    2. As for the New Zealand government taking the “High Moral Ground” re copy-write / intellectual property protection, just read my experience with them. http://worldeconomy-wingate.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/billionaires-millionaires-why-invest-in.html

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