May 8, 2012


Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom Releases Diss Track at New Zealand Politician

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POOL/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to Megaupload, the controversial site that lawmakers allege ran a multi-million dollar criminal copyright infringement operation, we can debate shifting ideas of intellectual property and the confluence between individual rights and the political process for days. But for now, let's enjoy this diss track recorded by flamboyant Megaupload CEO Kim Dotcom against New Zealand politician John Banks.

Working with Black Eyed Peas' producer Printz Board, Dotcom turns testimony from Banks surrounding alleged questionable political donations into your standard, s**tty Eurodance track. According to the Guardian, "Dotcom alleges that Banks asked him to make anonymous donations into his mayoralty campaign and subsequently called him to thank him for the deposit of NZ$50,000 ($39,000). Failure to specify significant donors is a breach of New Zealand electoral laws. Banks denies making such a call and insists he has complied with the relevant laws."

I never thought I'd recommend a copyright-infringing blowhard versus politician beef, but here we are.

Kim Dotcom, "John Banks Song"