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Dotcom to step back from spotlight

Published: 6:41AM Monday January 21, 2013 Source: ONE News

 

Following his mega launch party last night, Kim Dotcom says he'll be stepping back from the spotlight.

Over 200 guests from around the world attended the event at Dotcom's Coatesville mansion, but he insists that now the promotion work for mega is done, he doesn't want to be known as a "media whore."

"You'll see much less of me. It's not healthy, I don't want to stress my relationship with New Zealanders, he said."

"Next time you'll probably see me in court, fighting my case."

However, New Zealanders relationship with Dotcom appears anything but strained, with mega.co.nz drawing more than a million hits on its first day of business.

Almost half a million users registered in the first 12 hours.

Dotcom admitted at last night's launch he was driven to create mega.co.nz after learning the GCSB had spied on him.

But he added he has no ill will against the New Zealand Government, and he is still seeking a diplomatic solution to the ongoing legal action surrounding his earlier website, megaupload.

He appeared to want to come to a resolution with the American Government as well.

When Dotcom was asked what he'd say to Barack Obama if he was present at the event, he responded in a joking manner..."What up playyyaaaa? Won the election?" But in a more serious tone, he said he would insist on "fixing this."

Dotcom believes his new website, in light of last year's raids, not only protects his rights but the rights of everyone.

"Today is the anniversary of something horrible and now it's the anniversary of something incredible."

"If it wasn't for the raid, we wouldn't have mega," he said.

Book and movie to follow

At last night's launch, Dotcom confirmed that a book about his life is underway.

He said it will be written by June or July, but a release date is yet to be confirmed.

There are no concrete plans for a movie yet but Dotcom says he is open to the idea.

"I'm going to write my book and we'll see if someone wants to make a movie then I'm game."

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