Kim Dotcom launches political party

Cyber mogul enters politics with Internet Party in NZ as he faces extradition to the US on criminal copyright charges.

    Kim Dotcom, the internet millionaire wanted by the US over alleged copyright theft, has entered politics in New Zealand. 

    Dotcom, who ran the website Megaupload before it was closed by the US, launched his Internet Party to contest New Zealand's general election later this year.

    However, he may not be in the country to lead the campaign - he faces an extradition hearing before the election over US charges of criminal copyright theft, racketeering and money laundering relating to Megaupload.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Coatesville, near Auckland in New Zealand.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.