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Kim Dotcom Says Many Government Officials Have MegaUpload Accounts

Arrested multi-millionaire and owner of the MegaUpload file sharing site, Kim Dotcom, has said that despite being targeted by authorities in the United States, many of its government officials have accounts with his website.

Charged with racketerring, money laundering, fraud and finding his own personal fortune of many millions confiscated, Mr Dotcom would be forgiven for feeling somewhat upheaved by the whole process. However, he's been reported to have remained in good spirits and has focused his public attentions at least on pointing out not only the innocence of himself and his staff, but that there's a lot of hypocrisy in the targeting of his website.

While there were undoutedly many copyright infringing files being shared on MegaUpload - the fact that so many other file sharing sites cleaned shop after the shutdown suggests this was a widespread thing - there were also many millions of completely legal files that thousands of users no longer have access to. Some of which it turns out, were US government officials.

Speaking with Torrentfreak, Mr Dotcom said his team made this discovery during efforts to give legitimate site users access to their own content: "Guess what - we found a large number of Mega accounts from US Government officials including the Department of Justice and the US Senate."

He also said - I suspect with a large smile on his face - that he hopes to "soon have permission to give them and the rest of our users access to their files."

Good. Because it'd be a shame if those responsible for denying people access to their own uploaded files didn't have access to their own files. Wait...

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