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article imageVideo: Kim Dotcom writes a song for President Obama

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By Anne Sewell     Jul 20, 2012 in Internet
Auckland - Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, the former most well-known file sharing website, is sending President Obama a message in a song. 'What happened to your promise to keep the Internet free?'
You probably know about Megaupload.com, the website downed by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement in January this year. There has been much "hoo-hah" about the case over the months, with incorrect court orders used to seize his assets, and delays in his extradition hearing.
Many of his legitimate customers were considering taking legal action to get back their files. 15,600 members of the U.S. Military and also many other government officials had accounts with megaupload.com.
He has been under house arrest all this time, but finally got access to the Internet again a while back.
OK, so the story goes on and on, but did you know he is also a rather accomplished musical artist? He has now uploaded his latest song to his YouTube account.
In the video above you can hear the song, targeting U.S. President Barack Obama, and asking him "Where is your promise to keep the Internet free?"
38-year-old Dotcom has decided to create the musical video in his latest attempt to make a splash in the very industry that has employed every nasty tactic in the book to put him in jail.
Naturally, the song has been made available free of charge, and copyright free, all over the Internet.
The song, "Mr President" was released on video today, and it is obvious the lyrics are targeting Washington. The song begins, “The war for the Internet has begun.” and continues with “Hollywood is in control of politics / The Government is killing innovation / Don't let them get away with that.”
It is quite a catchy little tune.
You will note that in parts of the video he makes allusions to the Civil Rights movement and mixes footage of Martin Luther King Jr. with the European ACTA protests earlier this year. He also includes footage from the Occupy Wall Street protests and the London Riots of 2011.
The description beneath the video on YouTube reads:
President Obama promised "change". But did he deliver? The war on Internet freedom was declared on his watch.
Download the song and video at www.kim.com
The full lyrics are included below:
Mr President
The war for the Internet has begun.
Hollywood is in control of politics.
The Government is killing innovation.
Don't let them get away with that.
I have a dream, like Dr. King,
this is the time to stand up and fight.
By any means, if we dont do anything,
they will just blame it on the copyright.
Keep this movement going.
Keep this movement tweeting.
Keep this movement moving.
The pursuit of happiness.
Happiness. Happiness. Happiness.
The pursuit of happiness.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
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?
We must oppose, don't vote for those,
who want to take us back in time.
We must expose, the people who chose,
to turn innovation into crime.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
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?
Hollywood marionettes,
taking over our Internet,
don't let them get away with that,
don't let them get away with that.
It starts with you and me
we will make history.
It starts with you and me
we will make history.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
Let's get together, lets all unite,
or they will do whatever they like.
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?
Keep sharing this song.
If you can't blog - tweet.
If you can't tweet - like.
But by all means - keep sharing.
But just this song :-)
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