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Infographic: Kim Dotcom and the Megaupload story

While Megaupload's attorney tries to negotiate a deal with the government to preserve users' legitimate hosted files, check out this snapshot of Kim Dotcom fun facts and figures.

For those with legitimate files on Megaupload, a deal has been negotiated between Megaupload's U.S. attorney Ira Rothken and the two companies responsible for hosting that data not to start deleting data for at least two weeks:

"The hosting companies have been gracious enough to provide additional time so we can work out some kind of arrangement with the government," Rothken said.

Rothken is in negotiations with the government about finding a permanent solution to the user-data issue.

While all of the fallout from the Megaupload raid continues to evolve, many people have found the eccentric figure of Kim Dotcom pretty fascinating. You might get a kick out of the infographic below, courtesy of CouponCodes4u, which highlights some of the weird facts and figures of the Megaupload mastermind.

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6 comments
bwallan
bwallan

There are a lot of legitimate users of this service that have more to lose than the "crooks"! The crooks will simply move on to another "MegaUpload". The legit users may lose a lot?...

ferginarg
ferginarg

As far as all other reports go the mansion he lived in was rented, he doesn't own it. You've painted the guy to look like an extravagant jerk, all he did was come up with a great business model that millions of people used and paid for. How he spends the money from that is his business. If he gets prosecuted, so should every single user that uploaded or downloaded material with a copyright from MegaUpload.

dan
dan

I will have to earn every penny that comes my way... 'till I die. How do these people get away with this stuff? Blows my mind everytime I read stuff like this.

Regulus
Regulus

Yes, but as previously mentioned, you really need to develop a more 'Client - Friendly' format. This graphic is nearly 3 screens high. That's a lot of scrolling. This 'Info-graphic' is 7.6 m in size. In Perspective: In a full size PC, you have 'Half-Height' slots for things such as your CD/DVD drives etc. 'Half-Height'? That's because that bay holding 2 drives used to hold only ONE drive. I once had an IBM PC with a full height HD. It held 5m. This graphic would not have fit on that drive. My next PC had a 20m HD (Really GIANT at the time). This graphic would have occupied over a third of the entire drive. Yes, I really enjoyed the contents of the 'Info-Graphic' nearly as much as the Sunday Funnies (you forgot to include 'Peanuts'). But you really need to develop a better medium for these lovely witticisms. (Don't give up )

bwallan
bwallan

Kim keeps the daily news somewhat interesting!