Kim Dotcom Caught in the Web

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The story of the most wanted man online

Kim Dotcom, the “most wanted man online,” battles the U.S. government and entertainment industry over issues of ownership, privacy and piracy in the digital age.
Release date: August 22, 2017 (USA)
Greetings again from the darkness. On paper, the real life story sounds like some cheesy B-movie thriller on the trail of a super- hacker nicknamed “Dr. Evil of the internet” as he builds his empire by stealing the work of others. However, director Annie Goldson is dealing in reality and submerges us in the years-long saga of Kim Dotcom, the (somewhat) proud owner of the Dr Evil moniker. This is every bit as much a commentary on legalities and technology as it is on the ‘livin’ large’ lifestyle of the film’s subject.

A sprawling estate with a security wall and cameras located in Coatesville New Zealand is where we begin. It’s the home of Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and his wife Mona and their 3 kids. Think Jordan Belfort in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET and you’ll have a good idea of the type of extreme parties that Kim and his cohorts hosted. In 2012, a pre-dawn raid of the estate changed everything – and we are privy to some of the actual footage.

After the raid, law enforcement threw just about every possible charge at him: money laundering, racketeering, and most crucially, copyright infringement. Perhaps you were one of his MegaUpload customers? Millions of people were, and he banked hundreds of millions of dollars from his site – a site designed for users to share files with others. Of course, it turned into a site where mostly what was uploaded and shared were digital copies of movies and music. The files spread across the globe while artists and production companies received no royalties. The question of law boiled down to this: can an online provider be protected or insulated from the (illegal) actions of its users?

Cast

Credited cast:
Kim Kardashian West Kim Kardashian West
Herself (archive footage)
Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue
Herself (archive footage)
Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
Herself (archive footage)
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg
Himself (archive footage)
Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell
Herself (archive footage)
Edward Snowden Edward Snowden
Himself – Appearance
Moby Moby
Himself
Richard Branson Richard Branson
Himself (archive footage)
Julian Assange Julian Assange
Himself – Appearance
Cameron Rhodes Cameron Rhodes
Newsreader (voice)
Glenn Greenwald Glenn Greenwald
Himself – Journalist, Speaker & Author
Chuck D. Chuck D.
Himself (archive footage)
Ronaldo Ronaldo
Himself (archive footage)
Harald Schmidt Harald Schmidt
Himself (archive footage)
Jonathan T. Taplin Jonathan T. Taplin
Himself

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