WELLINGTON - New Zealand police
broke through electronic locks and cut their way into a mansion
safe room to arrest the alleged kingpin of an international
Internet copyright theft case and seize millions of dollars
worth of cars, artwork and other goods.
German national Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, was
one of four men arrested on Friday in an investigation of the
Megaupload.com website led by the US Federal Bureau of
The group was accused of engaging in a scheme that took more
than $500 million away from copyright holders and generated over
$175 million in proceeds from subscriptions and advertising.