Last week, we reported that Steve Wozniak met MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom in New Zealand and expressed his support for him.
Kim Dotcom has been accused of promoting piracy throughout his now shut down website and US Government wants to arrest him and prosecute him.
Steve Wozniak criticized the officials from Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI), who are handling Dotcom’s case. Woz said:
When crimes occur through the mail, you don’t shut the post office down. When governments dream up charges of ‘racketeering’ for a typical IT guy who is just operating a file-sharing service, or accuse him of mail fraud because he said he had removed files [to alleged infringing content] when he’d just removed the links to them, this is evidence of how poorly thought out the attempt to extradite him is. Prosecutors are attempting to take advantage of loopholes.
Woz also believes that Feds are not allowing Kim Dotcom access to his assets to defend himself in court. He called this act, a “disgrace”:
How unfair that the United States will allow him living expenses out of his frozen assets but not give him any legal fees. The side with access to the funds spends millions on lawyers hoping the other side goes bankrupt and gives in. Shame on the system that permits this one-sided advantage. Kim is well enough liked and respected that his legal team is working without up-front payment.
The Feds killed Megaupload on 19 January 2012. Then, special forces busted in Kim Dotcom’s mansion. This act was dubbed as the most stupid and overkilling operation in the history of the most stupid and overkilling operations in the world, by many people.
Do you agree with Steve Wozniak and do you support Kim Dotcom? Voice your opinion.