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Documentary on Kim Dotcom in offing

MUMBAI: Kim Dotcom, the founder of shuttered file-sharing service Megaupload will be the subject of a documentary and biography, it is understood.
 
The documentary would not only explore the Megaupload case but also examine issues of content ownership and the battle for control of the Internet.
 
The film titled Mega Conspiracy is being produced by actor-producer Donovan Leitch and Alex Mardikian, a friend and business associate of Dotcom. Marc Levin, who had earlier directed Prayer for a Perfect Season will helm the project.
 
Dotcom has been accused by the US government of facilitating and participating in large-scale copyright infringement through his Megaupload cyber locker service causing more than $500 million in losses to copyright holders -- including all six major Hollywood studios and the big record labels.
 
The service was shut down in January when authorities in New Zealand raided Dotcom‘s $24 million office there.
 
It is understood that Mardikian and Leitch have shot roughly 60 hours of interviews for the documentary. In addition to talking with Dotcom, the filmmakers also met the employees of Megaupload who also were named in the 6 January indictment.

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