Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload sharing service that was shut down by the FBI in 2012, wants to take his talents to the New Zealand Parliament.
Dotcom has formally launched a political party in New Zealand ahead of the country’s general elections in September. The new Internet Party is a “movement for the freedom of the Internet and technology, for privacy and political reform,” Dotcom commented at a press conference in advance of the launch, the BBC reported.
According to the party’s website, its aim is to “give you faster, cheaper Internet, create high-tech jobs, protect your privacy, and safeguard our independence.” Other agenda items include copyright reform and creating a secure digital currency in New Zealand. The Internet Party even has an app.
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