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Dotcom lawsuit a relic of failed anti-piracy measures

Peter Griffin
Thu, 12 Nov 2020

Peter Griffin
Thu, 12 Nov 2020
The re-emergence last week of Kim Dotcom, the larger than life German tycoon and alleged internet piracy mastermind, sent a shiver down my spine.Dotcom’s Trump-like narcissism has always rubbed me up the wrong way. So too does the eye-watering amount of taxpayer money we’ve had to spend on a decade of legal action surrounding the attempt to extradite him to the US. The bill may yet get bigger as he pushes his case for compensation for breaches of his privacyBut Dotcom is also a relic of a darker period in the evolution of the intern...

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