Kim Dotcom may have the key to stopping Hillary Clinton — and it’s Julian Assange.
The founder of the Megaupload, who is wanted for millions of dollars worth of copyright piracy, said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that he had some inside information that could stop Clinton’s quest for the White House in 2016, but added that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange would most likely have to fill in the details.
“I have to say it’s probably more Julian,” who threatens Hillary Clinton, Dotcom said. “But I’m aware of some of the things that are going to be roadblocks for her.”
“If I can provide some transparency with these people and make them part of what the Internet Party stands for, then, you know, I will be happy to do that,” Dotcom added.
The statement backtracked a bit from Kim Dotcom’s boast back in December that he would be Clinton’s “worst nightmare.”
I’m not a pirate. I’m not a fugitive. I’m not a flight risk. I’m your Internet Freedom fighter AND Hillary’s worst nightmare in 2016!
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) December 1, 2014
Kim Dotcom wasn’t only taking aim at Hillary Clinton. In the interview, he also called out the film industry, saying it had the power to stop digital piracy in its early stages but chose not to act.
“KIM DOTCOM: If Hollywood had some smart people — working for them, they would probably have the biggest Internet company on the planet.
EMILY CHANG: So, explain to me how this — this great internet company out of Hollywood would work.
KIM DOTCOM: Well, it’s quite simple. If you have a content platform, let’s say, that’s owned by all these different studios combined, and they will make their product available, the entire catalogue, everything, at a fixed monthly fee, you know, for everyone to access around the world, working on every device — they would have the biggest — Internet success in history.”
Kim Dotcom has entered politics himself, founding the Internet Party in New Zealand. The party aims to increase internet access and freedom, and lists the following goals (via Slashgear)
- Provide unlimited high-speed internet to all New Zealanders, 50% cheaper than current prices
- Build another submarine communications cable connecting New Zealand to the world
- Create new high-tech jobs
- Restrict government surveillance
- Review the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
- Copyright reform
- Encourage clean energy and green technology
- Reduce social inequality
But Kim Dotcom won’t be bringing the party to the United States. He is wanted by the FBI, and his extradition request is signed by none other than Hillary Clinton.
[Image via CC BY-NC 2.0 Melies The Bunny]