Kim Dotcom, of Megaupload fame, has walked away from his bail hearing after being cleared. He has been on bail since February 2012, and has faced allegations of breaching his conditions of bail.
The Auckland District Court ruled that despite his new business interests, most notably his ‘Mega’ file sharing service, and the subsequent earnings he could have made from them, he was not at risk of breaching his bail and leaving New Zealand.
He said that all of his earnings had been placed into a family trust, for which he is no longer a beneficiary of, technically making him ‘broke’ as we recently reported. The new beneficiary is his supposed wife, Mona.
The New Zealand Herald detailed some of the questions posed to Kim, including those about his gaming habits:
“Ruffin: “How much time a day do you spend gaming?”
Dotcom: “It’s my hobby. A couple of hours a day. I did spend quite a bit of time when Call of Duty Modern Warfare came out because I wanted to be number one. I spent 30 hours [playing] non-stop.”
But perhaps the most humorous moment, was the judge confusing “cloud storage” for “cow storage”:
“Asked what his post-raid business was, Dotcom said he helped create Mega, a “cloud storage website”.
Judge Nevin Dawson: “A what website?”
Dotcom: “Cloud storage.”
Judge Dawson noted and said: “Cow storage.”
Dotcom, looking exasperated, corrected: “Cloud storage.”
Maybe Cow Storage could be Kim’s next big thing?
Source: The New Zealand Herald