Megaupload boss raps Obama in musical protest

Jul 24, 2012

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has launched an online song attacking US President Barack Obama and urging supporters not to vote for the US leader, who he accuses of trampling on Internet freedom.

In a song titled "Mr President" released on YouTube, the self-styled cyber freedom fighter, who allegedly masterminded a massive online piracy business, compares himself to US civil rights campaigner .

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Dotcom, free on bail in New Zealand awaiting a US attempt to extradite him for alleged copyright theft, raps "don't vote for those who would take us back in time".

"What about free speech Mr President, what happened to change Mr President," the German national continues in the song, which has attracted almost 500,000 views since it was posted on on Sunday.

He also complains "Hollywood controls politics" and "the government is killing innovation".

The clip uses footage of civil rights protests from the 1960s as Dotcom sings "I have a dream like Dr King", and more recent pictures of Occupy movement demonstrators wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

A website launched to accompany the song, www.kim.com, features a countdown to the US election in November and asks "if .com is not back online by November 1st will you vote for Obama?".

Megaupload and related file-sharing sites were closed in January, when armed New Zealand police cooperating with a US investigation raided Dotcom's luxurious mansion in Auckland.

In a case that US prosecutors describe as the world's largest copyright action, Megaupload, Dotcom and three co-accused have been charged with money laundering, racketeering, fraud and online copyright theft.

The FBI and allege Megaupload sites netted more than $175 million in criminal proceeds and cost copyright owners more than $500 million by offering pirated copies of movies, TV shows and other content.

Dotcom, who denies any wrongdoing, faces up to 20 years jail if convicted in a US court. He is due to appear at an extradition hearing in the New Zealand High Court in March next year.

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evropej
1 / 5 (1) Jul 24, 2012
Bush was never this popular. He might have had shoes thrown at him but never was a song written specifically by business owners ( he did not actually build that business himself though ). LOL
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 24, 2012
Correct. He didn't build the business himself. He had some help from the people who actually wrote the software, and those hosting services that he used to keep the servers running.

You didn't think he built the hard drives himself did you?

evropej
1 / 5 (2) Jul 25, 2012
LOL What does building a business with a great idea and risking your own financial investment have to do with building hard drives? Oh wait, the government built those right and they deserve the credit by paying them more taxes? ROFL. FYI the world was spinning and society was building businesses way before politicians and taxes existed.
Vendicar_Decarian
5 / 5 (1) Jul 25, 2012
Clearly if you base that business idea on services provided to you by society, or nature, then you have built nothing but a parasitical relationship on society or nature.

"What does building a business with a great idea and risking your own financial investment have to do with building hard drives?" - EvropeiTard

If you are a business that transports your goods over public roads that I have paid for then you have a obligation under the social contract to pay for the use of those roads through taxation.

And that goes for every other service provided to you by society or nature that you rely upon.

Businessmen typically build nothing. Their employees do.

evropej
1 / 5 (1) Jul 25, 2012
Public roads are built by private businesses paid for by tax payer money from the people who work for businesses. Government officials are elected by people to represent them. A problem lies in democracy when the majority of the population has an IQ below a specific threshold. Three sailors and seven passengers stranded in a boat with democracy, the boat will never see the shore. Either way, say what you will, the video is out and the people have spoken.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 26, 2012
Nope. Public roads are built by people who are contracted by businesses who are themselves contracted by "the people" (government) for the construction.

"Public roads are built by private businesses" - Evropei

The fact that you would credit a middle man for construction and not the people who do the work, or the people who ultimately contract the work, is a good example of how Conservatives place the interest of corporations over the interests of people.

Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 26, 2012
Yes, low IQ Republicans are the ultimate problem in America.

"A problem lies in democracy when the majority of the population has an IQ below a specific threshold." - Evropei

The election of George Bush and Ronald Reagan prove that the American people are no longer intellectually capable of governing themselves.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 26, 2012
You must mean this video...

http://www.youtub...=related

Or is it this one?

http://www.youtub...l47BpMJE

Or this one?

http://www.youtub...HwYpHvCw

"Either way, say what you will, the video is out and the people have spoken." - evropei
Vendicar_Decarian
3.7 / 5 (3) Jul 26, 2012
everopei.... Clearly... A low IQ Republican.

http://www.youtub...=related

http://www.youtub...amp;NR=1

Can you tell us how Republican Romney "retroactively retired" evropei?
evropej
1 / 5 (1) Jul 26, 2012
Your ship will never see the shore. Enough said.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 26, 2012
Romney's claimed "retroactive retirement".

Are you so intellectually corrupt, or unfathomably stupid, that you accept such a ridiculous claim?

If so, then you don't have the intelligence to be trusted with a vote.

Giving an unattended Tea-Tard a vote is like giving an unattended child some gasoline and a pack of matches.

evropej
1 / 5 (1) Jul 26, 2012
Do you feel proud voting for someone who is not a naturalized citizen with a fake birth certificate and fake social security number ( no surprise why he is sympathetic to those who are not legal citizens)? Someone who has blown trillions of tax dollars? Should I post youtube videos of his pastor which he mentors? I can keep going on and on but I have better things to do than argue with a brain washed dictator worshiper. Enjoy your sail at sea lol.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 27, 2012
Do you feel proud of being a low IQ liar?

"Do you feel proud voting for someone who is not a naturalized citizen with a fake birth certificate and fake social security number ( no surprise why he is sympathetic to those who are not legal citizens)?"

Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 27, 2012
Virtually all of which was spent keeping Americans from starving in the streets due to Bush's Economic Folly.

"Someone who has blown trillions of tax dollars? " - Evropei

You don't even know your own nations budget.

Pathetic...

Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 27, 2012
Who cares? Do you believe that catholics are child molesters if their pastor is a child molester?

"Should I post youtube videos of his pastor which he mentors?" - Evropei

Poor low IQ Evropei.
Vendicar_Decarian
3 / 5 (2) Jul 27, 2012
You just keep living in you ConservaTard bubble there bubble boy.

Life is so much easier for Low IQ Conservatives if they just fabricate their own reality.

"I can keep going on and on but I have better things to do than argue with a brain washed dictator worshiper." - Evropei

Have you been tea-bagging all of your life?
evropej
1 / 5 (1) Jul 27, 2012
How did I end up on the Jerry Springer show?

With comment like this in your profile, it all makes sense
"I bring order to chaos. The only good Libertarian is a dead Libertarian."
Vendicar_Decarian
not rated yet Jul 27, 2012
You have been sleeping with your dead mother for the last 20 years.

"How did I end up on the Jerry Springer show?" - Evropei

aironeous
1 / 5 (1) Jul 28, 2012
This guy is a criminal trying to profit from US artist (not his property) without paying taxes to this country.
Vendicar_Decarian
5 / 5 (2) Jul 28, 2012
1: He isn't American

2: He wasn't in America

3: His business isn't American

4: He has no obligation to pay U.S. taxes

5: There is no proof of guilt

6: He isn't responsible for the content uploaded by users.

7: His company regularly took down material claimed to be copyrighted.

8: U.S. law does not apply to him.

9: U.S. law does not apply to his company.

10. No part of his company was physically located in the U.S.

"This guy is a criminal trying to profit from US artist (not his property) without paying taxes to this country." - airroneous

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