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Kim Dotcom Refused Bail, Recording LP
The Quietus , January 25th, 2012 06:19

It goes on and on!

More strange news in the ongoing saga of the Megaupload court case. Yesterday, Kim Dotcom was refused bail after a New Zealand judge ruled that there was a risk he might tempt to flee before his US extradition hearing, which is scheduled for February. More details emerged of his arrest at his huge mansion outside Auckland. Apparently officers had to cut Dotcom out of a safe room in which he had barricaded himself. They also recovered what might be illegal firearms at the scene, something that was cited by the judge in the bail hearing as further reason to regard Dotcom as a flight risk.

Meanwhile, MTV reports that Dotcom is planning an album, the follow-up to the 'Megaupload Song' in which artists including P Diddy, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown and Alicia Keys, Will.I.Am and others went on enthusiastically about the filesharing site, which one might say is a bit like turkeys singing enthusiastic carols at Christmas. Joseph 'Papo' Besson, responsible for the 'Megaupload Song', said "They did the [Megaupload] song in Hong Kong and New Zealand. I was not present but I work with the owner of Megaupload to release his upcoming album... I'm coordinating that release. As far as Printz he is not avail [sic] to speak because he is at Kim Dotcoms [sic] residence at this moment. Very hard to reach him there."

He added "It is a phenomenal project. Printz Board is producing this project with Kim. I am coordinating the logistics of the release, as well as consulting on the artwork. Printz Board is executing the vision that Kim has for this project to the letter. Kim is also pushing the limits with this project. He has some huge surprises for everyone. The mix of a musical genius in Printz and an actual genius in Kim Dotcom will be history in the making, I'm sure of it."

Yesterday it was also claimed that Megaupload had been about to launch a download service called Megabox. "UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," Dotcom said. "We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free. Yes that's right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works."

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