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ReportTT: Kim Dotcom ratted out Megaupload rivals

Newly released documents from the US Department of Justice show that Kim Dotcom turned in his file-sharing rivals while Megaupload thrived.

@CharlesJGantt
Charles Gantt
Published Mon, Dec 23 2013 3:30 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

The US Department of Justice has just released a new batch of evidence against the infamous Kim Dotcom. Last week the US Government filed a 191-page document outlining its case against Dotcom that included evidence such as emails, Skype transcripts, and other information.

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Perhaps the biggest disclosure is that Dotcom had seeded information on, identified, and helped locate individuals who ran rival file sharing sites to Megaupload. Dotcom even went as far as contacting payment services to inform them of his competition's illegal activities. As all of this occurred, Megaupload thrived as its watched many of its biggest competitors fold under and their traffic slowly trickle into its service.

NEWS SOURCE:gigaom.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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