Megaupload founder and online entrepreneur Kim Dotcom will speak with the New Yorker in a live virtual interview scheduled to begin Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT. Dotcom’s interview follows a chat with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that started at 1 p.m.
Click here to watch a live stream of Dotcom’s New Yorker interview via YouTube. He is fighting an extradition request that would bring him to the U.S. from New Zealand over alleged copyright infringement. His attorneys recently appealed a court order requiring him to reveal his financial assets.
Film studios in the U.S. filed a civil suit against the Megaupload creator for more than $79 million in damages over pirated films. The studios were reportedly worried Dotcom would spend all of the cash before they could get it, the Guardian reported. Along this line, he donated $2.7 million to the Internet party before New Zealand’s general election and has offered bounties for information on U.S. and New Zealand governments.