Here is his statement in full:
#SETHRICH WAS A HERO”
“I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK
I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.
Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.
I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.
I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks [sic] would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.
The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.
I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.
If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.
So why Kim is a wanted man today? MegaUpload.
Does anyone really think that it’s just a coincidence that Cloud Storage is now a multi-billion dollar a year business controlled by multinational corporations who hoover up private data and use it for their own purposes while providing a service that that Kim Dotcom pretty much invented and was then drummed out of?
Kim’s Megaupload service didn’t interfere with his customer’s privacy. He didn’t care what you stored in the cloud – as long as you paid your fees and actively participated in Mega, (although the service wasn’t known as the “Cloud” back then – rather it was called an “illegal sharing” site by our government – why has that changed?) Contrary to news reports, Megaupload was never a “Streaming” service at all. It was simply straight up cloud storage. Just like Drop Box, One Drive, Apple Cloud, etc.
Kim respects user’s privacy? Well we can’t allow that on the internet!
Once the government IP enforcement goons were unleashed upon Kim’s Megaupload it wasn’t long before Kim’s cash and holdings were all confiscated under “Asset Forfeiture” laws and worse, his computers which contained all of his technology and business data, (which were described in such dank terms by government IP enforcement goons to justify the confiscation) were also stolen from Kim Dotcom by the US government. The programming, network methodology, optimization routines, algorithms, and even his business practices were then just given to a bunch globalist corporations (which proves why lobbyists get paid). Those corporations were even granted the IP rights for most of it.
The ads you see on the Internet every day, are in some part still based on Kim’s original ad serving tech. Cloud Storage I already talked about. Even his “Community building” techniques were lifted from his business and applied to numerous Corporate Internet interests.
We also should remember that the Internet was a wild untamed wilderness back then. Everyone was pushing the limits of legality and IP law. But what the government did to Kim Dotcom should concern everyone, even if you think Dotcom was entirely 100% guilty.
I certainly don’t want to give anyone the impression that I think Kim’s some paragon of virtue here, he’s obviously not. Only that justice was not the point of his initial prosecution. (If being a jerk on the Internet is a crime there should be millions of people on the lam in New Zealand).
Full disclosure, My opinion of modern Intellectual Property Law is that it has been vastly expanded to the point of ridiculousness and should be scaled back by about 95 %. Secondly since IP infringement is a victimless civil “crime” there should never be a threat of criminal charges. Lastly since the media being shared was produced mostly by socialists and socialist supporters they should be forced to share that media within a very short time of private publication (months, not years).
The big corporations don’t respect your and my IP rights over our data with anywhere near the obedience that they demand for their IP from the general public. Today’s Modern corporate controlled cloud storage will instantly delete your data if the provider thinks that it might “Infringe” on someone’s corporate IP … which means the modern corporate cloud is analyzing ALL of your data, (which infringes on your IP and privacy without penalty) and the only guarantee of privacy that you have is in your ULA … which can change without notice at any time.
So does Kim have the goods on the DNC hack? Possibly.
If anyone knows what’s going on behind the scenes in the Internet networking and cloud storage world it’s Kim Dotcom. He literally wrote the book on data tracking and storage. If he says he knows where a block of data came from, you can be pretty sure he actually does know.
The government’s trumped up charges shouldn’t necessarily remove Kim’s credibility, but the media and government will always use the “charges” to say that the target of the governmental prosecution “lacks integrity” and shouldn’t be believed because of that. It’s a cute game that the media and government play all of the time.
Meanwhile, Kim being Kim, he’s trying to parlay his information into an immunity deal.
I’m disappointed that Kim hasn’t yet released any proof or data logs, but you can’t really blame Kim for trying to parlay his information into some sort of deal to regain his international freedom. It would have been a good idea too. But only if Law Enforcement actually ever had any interest at all in getting to the bottom of the murder of Seth Rich in the first place.
That the law only wants to keep telling the public “nothing to see here, move along” while not actually showing any signs of actually … you know … investigating the murder, speaks volumes.