first_imgKim Dotcom isn’t your average CEO, and we shouldn’t expect average home videos. His latest YouTube video is anything but. It’s a carefully-cut sequence that details the police raid on his New Zealand home.As you’d expect from someone who owns a $150,000 Maserati and a full-scale replica of one of the aliens from Predator, Dotcom has his entire compound blanketed with high-quality surveillance cameras. He also, apparently, has a quadcopter hooked into his system.Assault rifles drawn, police officers wasted no time in rounding up Dotcom’s staff and guests who happened to be outside when the raid began early last year. Once police had gained access to the home, they wasted no time in opening the massive garage and hauling off Dotcom’s exotic car collection.Unfortunately for the “good guys,” it soon became clear that they let their eagerness to take down the Megaupload mogul get in the way of niggling details like due process. Dotcom’s legal team successfully argued that the search warrants had been overly broad in scope, and the presiding High Court judge ultimately ruled them to be illegal.Later, a judge ruled that the FBI (who had been working with and/or pressuring local authorities) had violated New Zealand law by removing hard drive data without specific authorization. Attorneys Rothken and Amsterdam also put together a whitepaper which can be downloaded from that details the numerous problems with the prosection’s case against Megaupload.Dotcom has already proven that he’s no fool, and that’s he’s not going to go down without a fight. With the PRISM controversy now casting a dark cloud over the U.S. government, what better time to poke authorities in the ribs by putting together a video montage of the tenuously legal actions against Megaupload?last_img read more