The U.S. government sees Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom as one of the biggest copyright criminals in history.
Many others disagree, including Apple founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak, who visited Dotcom in New Zealand recently.
CNET managed to get a few comments from Steve Wozniak on the Megaupload case, and it’s clear that Apple’s founder is on Dotcom’s side.
“When crimes occur through the mail, you don’t shut the post office down,” Woz states.
“When governments dream up charges of ‘racketeering’ for a typical IT guy who is just operating a file-sharing service, or accuse him of mail fraud because he said he had removed files [to alleged infringing content] when he’d just removed the links to them, this is evidence of how poorly thought out the attempt to extradite him is.”
“Prosecutors are attempting to take advantage of loopholes. Too bad for the U.S. government that DotCom lives in New Zealand, which is better on human rights.”