3D Printed Guns? Kim Dotcom Says “No!”Submitted by Jao171 on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 10:11
Internet entrepreneur and enemy of the State Kim Dotcom is a consistent, outspoken critic of copyright laws. You may remember Dotcom from a dramatic FBI led raid of his New Zealand residence over a year ago. The raid resulted in his arrest and seizure of assets from his cloud storage service Megaupload. In the time since this event an epic legal battle between Kim Dotcom (yes that is now his legal name) and the United States government has unfolded. Earlier this month Mr. Dotcom’s legal team released a white paper slamming the US government’s prosecution tactics and inconsistent copyright policy.
The popular file sharing site Megaupload, which Dotcom was the chief founder, has long been shutdown. Dotcom, not one to sit idly by and accept defeat, has moved on to his next big entrepreneurial venture, Mega. Mega is a free storage space that encrypts uploaded files so that only the user holds the decryption keys. Dotcom hopes the file storage model used by Mega will deliver a final crushing blow to State copyright laws.
When considering the pro file-sharing stance Dotcom continues to champion, it is surprising to learn of his recent statement opposing certain uploads to his storage site Mega. Dotcom apparently has ordered his staff to remove uploads containing blueprints for the world’s first wholly 3D printed firearm.