Kim Dotcom just successfully fought an attempt by the U.S. government to revoke his bail and lock him up until his extradition hearing in 2015.
Now Kim Dotcom doesn’t just want to fight off the U.S. government, he wants to be the U.S. government.
Dotcom announced on Twitter that his Internet Party will come to the U.S. in 2015.
The party launched in New Zealand but failed to win any seats.
Dotcom tweeted that the party would be funded and run by American citizens. He also says the party will have “celebrity founders from the music, film, and internet industry”. Dotcom says he will be assisting with public relations.
The Internet Party seeks to secure an open internet, provide faster low-cost internet access, and secure the privacy of citizens. In New Zealand, the party was also looking to: update copyright law for the digital age, encourage use of Creative Commons, increase government transparency, protect the environment, provide education reform, improve healthcare, legalize cannabis, and more.
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