He elaborated to The Hollywood Reporter's Daniel Miller:
"The actions by the [United States Department of Justice] clearly demonstrate that they don't have a case and that this ... was about killing Megaupload and creating a chilling effect to freeze the whole file-hosting sector. They achieved that," Dotcom said in the interview, which was conducted via Skype. "I don't think they are prepared for the wave that's coming to them now."
Dotcom may be stuck in place for the moment, but his legal fortunes are turning. Last month, a New Zealand judge ruled that the warrants police used when they stormed his mansion in January were invalid, and that the raid was illegal, as was the New Zealand police's hand-off of seized hard drives to the FBI. Dotcom's U.S.-based lawyer, Ira Rothken, has filed a motion to dismiss the charges against MegaUpload, a hearing for which is scheduled for July 27. Kim and his associates have always maintained they operated MegaUpload within the bounds of U.S. law, even though it was a foreign company. And Rothken, at least, has faith in their case, Wired points out. With company assets seized, neither Kim nor the 24 other lawyers working with him have been paid yet, and they won't until they get the money back.
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