How Kim Dotcom became Hollywood’s biggest villain

He’s known as Kim Dotcom, and this former hacker-turned Internet entrepreneur lives in a lavish mansion on a vast estate outside Auckland, New Zealand. He leads a lifestyle that is part tech mogul, part Bond villain — and he says, in many ways, his life was inspired by the movies. “Some characters had private islands and super tankers converted into yachts…underwater homes…I got inspired by that,” he tells Bob Simon. But Kim thinks it is this outsized lifestyle that’s also fueling the US government’s prosecution of him for large-scale copyright infringement.Kim Dotcom denies the allegations that he got rich by allowing millions to illegally share copyrighted content on the Web service he founded, Megaupload. He is a perfect Hollywood villain, he says, and that’s why they’ve decided to go after him. Simon’s visit with Kim Dotcom on his estate will be broadcast on “60 Minutes” this Sunday, January 5 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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