<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/Kim%20Dotcom_by%20Wilk.jpg" width="480" height="283" alt="Kim Dotcom by Wilk" title="Kim Dotcom by Wilk" class="image-large" />Kim Dotcom by Wilk</span>
<a href="https://twitter.com/KimDotcom">Kim Dotcom</a> is a German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand. He is the founder of the file-sharing site, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaupload">Megaupload</a>, as well as his much discussed current project, <a href="https://mega.co.nz/">Mega</a>.
Dotcom will be interviewed at SXSW via Skype in a convergent talk titled, <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP15865">Kim Dotcom Speaks! A Skype Panel</a>, by WIRED Contributing Editor <a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/10/ff-kim-dotcom/">Charles Graeber</a> at Dell Hall at the Long Center on Monday, March 11 at 3:30pm. Graeber, author of the upcoming book, <em><a href="http://twelvebooks.com/coming-soon/next-season-fallwinter-2012-2013/the-good-nurse/">The Good Nurse</a></em>, spent several weeks with Dotcom and is currently writing a book about the man who has come to symbolize the issue of privacy, piracy, and our digital future.
In January of this year, Dotcom launched a new project / website, called Mega, which opened up to the public exactly one year after Megaupload was shut down. Mega is a cloud storage service that uses encryption to protect users from government or third party "spies" from invading users' privacy.
For a peek into the mind, philosophy and electronic music of Kim Dotcom, check out his music video, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MokNvbiRqCM">Mr. President</a>. For more information about convergent programming at the Long Center, see the <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/?lsort=venue_all_days&venue=Long+Center">online schedule</a>.