Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party Is Coming to the U.S.

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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.

+Mega: “The IFPI Isn’t Doing Their Homework and Can’t Be Trusted”

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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9 Responses

    • Name2

      Er, was megaupload taken down by site vulnerabilities or physical seizure by government thugs on a mission from Corporate America?

      As for MegaUpload’s civilian users, their data was collateral damage and more out of reach than anyone at Guantanamo.

      Periodic tribal madness: Record companies getting revved up to take the Internet down again.

      Literary reference: Mary Woronov at the end of “Rock and Roll High School”: “Detention!! Detention!!”

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  1. WhaWha

    The sad thing is that there are enough dumb people in the world to actually believe this guy is really an “internet freedom fighter” and give him some real power. The new rebellion of today is to collectively steal from artists and give to rich corporations. It’s reverse RobinHoodism. Or the rise of the Idiocracy.

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    • Anonymous

      “The sad thing is that there are enough dumb people in the world to actually believe this guy is really an “internet freedom fighter” and give him some real power”

      Well, that’s what they said about the Pirate Bay guy who ran for EU parliament. He’s rotting in jail now, like the two other Pirate Bay guys.

      The epic failure of the pirate parties proved that people just don’t want these guys. Democracy is your friend. 🙂

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      • Pie Rate

        “Well, that’s what they said about the Pirate Bay guy who ran for EU parliament. He’s rotting in jail now, like the two other Pirate Bay guys.”

        Peter Sunde was released from jail in November 2014. I hear the Pirate Bay continued to operate throughout the imprisonment of those who were convicted for it.

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        • Anonymous

          “Peter Sunde was released from jail in November 2014”

          Let’s hope he’ll return to politics, haha.

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