It looks like Kim Dotcom has finally issued a call to arms. After the US government raided Megaupload’s servers and froze his assets, Kim Dotcom has embodied the political corruption attacking the internet. Back in January, the US government teamed up with New Zealand’s to take down Dotcom’s online file hosting website, Megaupload, in a surprise attack that clearly violated due process.
Doctom’s YouTube channel, MrKimDotcom, released today a video titled “Kim Dotcom - Mr President” that acts as a call to arms for those who want to remove the forces behind such assaults on our internet rights as SOPA or PIPA. ‘Mr. President’ is no simple address however, the four minute video features Dotcom singing in what can only be one of the more unique callings of its type. Some of the song’s lyrics “Let's get together, lets all unite, / or they will do whatever they like” and “We must oppose, don't vote for those, / who want to take us back in time” are clearly aimed at rallying the public while the chorus, “What about free speech, Mr. President? / What happened to change, Mr. President? / Are you pleading the fifth, Mr. President? / Are you going to fix this, Mr. President?” mocks the tactics that politicians use to defend their unwillingness to act on the matter.
While this is clearly a cry for internet users to make a stand, do you guys think ‘Mr. President’ will be able to successfully rally the people? We’ve already seen the result of many websites fighting for a cause with the SOPA internet blackout back in January, but will the same big websites that promoted that action be willing to assemble around Dotcom? I for one would love to see some sort of response from the US government on this new chapter in the Kim Dotcom saga.