Why the American government has only itself to blame for Kim Dotcom’s celebrity status

Kim Dotcom isn’t the world’s most likely celebrity — a German born New Zealander who had been best known for running a website called Megaupload that was used primarily by people looking to share large files with one another and that wasn’t on the radar of the average Internet user. But as ZDNet’s Jack Schofield notes, the American government’s heavy-handedness, along with Dotcom’s own keen media savvy, have both conspired to make Dotcom into a media sensation who has now attracted more than 1 million users to his new Mega website in just one day. Dotcom’s media savvy is self-explanatory: Tech reporters and bloggers who are tired of listening to corporate PR-speak and who are starved for colorful quotes love writing about


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