Words matter. These are the best Kim Dotcom Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Megaupload is not responsible for the piracy problem. It’s the old business model of Hollywood that is responsible for it, and they want to keep that model alive at any cost.
I get 100 e-mails a day from Americans who say, ‘What you’re doing is cool – can we work for you?’ From Germans, I also get 100 e-mails a day, saying, ‘You fat pig!’ or ‘You’re a liar and a criminal!’ I’m trying to change this.
The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The government is killing innovation.
Providing ‘freemium’ cloud storage to society is not a crime. What will Hollywood do when smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transfer a movie file within milliseconds?
I’m not a pirate. I’m an innovator.
I might be one of the most flamboyant characters New Zealand has ever seen, but my intentions are good, and I would like to see New Zealand flourish.
It’s the big boys, the Googles of this world, that are already benefiting from piracy and not paying the artists a dime.
I always thought of myself as more American than Americans when I was living in Germany, because I always had this attitude of can-do, and if you’re successful, you can show it, which is a very un-German thing, you know.
If you look at history, and if you look at all these different things that have threatened the movie industry – from Betamax tape to DVDs to the Internet – in the end, it has always turned out right, because ultimately people want to see that stuff.
I have a huge ego – I know that. Do I worry about it? No, I think it’s cool. I have a lot of fun.
The Internet is all about accessing entertainment. Realistically, 50 to 80 percent of all traffic is people downloading stuff for free. If you can turn that huge market share into something that you can monetize, even if it is just with ads, you will end up making more money than with all other revenue streams combined.
If you create something, you don’t want someone else to go and profit from it; you have your right to make a living and everything. So I respect copyright. What I don’t respect is copyright extremism. And I what I don’t respect is a business model that encourages piracy.
Hollywood is in control of politics and has imported their action-filled movie scripts into the real world.
When you create something that is popular, when you create a solution, you’re an innovator, and you solve problems for people and they like what you have to offer, of course you automatically make money.
The Internet is by the people, for the people.
I prefer being able to choose who I want to help or what I want to improve in the world by making a lot of money myself rather than just going out there and talking about things. If you have money to do things, it’s much better than just talking about them.
My idea is that artists should make their music available for free, and fans should only pay for it if they really like it.
I’m a businessman, and I think there’s nothing wrong with being a businessman provided you have the right headspace and do good things with the money you make.
It’s things like Wikipedia that help us to advance as a society and help us to accelerate our evolution. If you’re a researcher and you need some answer to something, and in today’s world you can find it this quickly, it allows you to develop whatever you are doing much faster.
The Internet is this whole new world that allows everyone to communicate and exchange information and be a perfect marketplace and just accelerate everybody’s lives. So, for me, the Internet was the greatest invention of mankind so far.
I was an online service provider. It’s not my job to police what people are uploading. It’s the job of the content owners, and the law is very clear. If you create content, and you want to protect your copyrights, you have to do the work.
I used to respect the United States and the American dream. Now I consider the United States the biggest threat to Internet freedom and peace in the world.