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Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web (2017)

The story of the most wanted man online




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Dotcom ... Himself
Alan Curtis ... Himself, treasurer, Coatesville community
France Komoroske ... Herself, Kim Dotcom's neighbour
Wendy Whitefield ... Herself, editor-in-chief, The Coatesville Chronicle
Keiwan Mir Heidari ... Himself
Kamran Mir Heidari ... Himself
David Fisher ... Himself, senior writer, The New Zealand Herald
Mike Masnick ... Himself, CEO and founder of Techdirt
Sean Gallagher ... Himself, IT editor and national security editor, Ars Technica
Smudo ... Himself, musician and German TV personality
Greg Sandoval ... Himself, tech reporter
... Himself
Hilary Rosen ... Herself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
Lawrence Lessig ... Himself, professor of law, Harvard Law School


The story of the most wanted man online

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The flag of Finland can be seen on top of the Kim Dotcom mansion. He has a finnish family line, and used to spend summers in Finland when he was a child. According to a Docventures interview on 2017, he would like to return to Finland to recover after the overall situation has calmed down. See more »


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Piracy and over-reaction
12 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

New technology creates fertile ground for self-proclaimed visionaries, con-artists, and anyone who spots new opportunities to externalise costs. The German entrepreneur who later renamed himself "Kim Dotcom" was not a conventional figure, a shy man who made his reputation by partying in public; but who made his money off the back of internet piracy. Yet one can still be concerned about the circumstances of his arrest in New Zealand, which seems to have used massive, and massively inappropriate, force, been informed by illegal surveillance and motivated by political concerns. Nonetheless, I found this documentary a little over-sympathetic to Mr. Dotcom. We live in a world where it's possible to grab a great fortune in little time without doing much good for anyone else; there's definitely an attitude of undeserved entitlement from tech "pirates" who delight in exploiting new ways of breach norms but nonetheless cry foul when the government doesn't play fair. We do need to keep a leash on those who claim to rule on our behalf; but "finders' keepers" libertarianism doesn't offer us much hope of a better alternative.

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