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Megaupload founder and Hollywood’s most wanted, Kim Dotcom has taken his fight against the US authorities to new social and viral levels launching an anti-Obama campaign on his personal website.

In a call to clicks, kim.com , declares that “the US government has declared war on the internet, millions of Mega users want their files back. If Megaupload.com is not back online by November 1, will you vote for Obama?” and features a poll and sign-up to join 'the movement.'

Dotcom tweeted yesterday, “expect this movement to get crowded. August 1st we start inviting 200 million emails from our Mega database to join us!” Earlier the new self-styled internet freedom vigilante tweeted,”one man and his keyboard with the Internet behind him might render a billion dollar re-election campaign fund useless.”

The showcase of the revamped website is a new musical offering from the rapping dilettante, dedicated to President Barack Obama. Posted on Friday, it attracted 200,000 views in the first 24 hours with Dotcom declaring it a hit and pushing the viral buttons all weekend.

Clearly Dotcom has not been idle while awaiting his extradition trial under house arrest in New Zealand. Aside from mounting his very vociferous public campaign defending Megaupload’s innocence, he has hinted at the launch of a new cloud based offering and has been working the international press.

In an open, ‘copyright free’, letter to the entire entertainment industry published in this week’s Hollywood Reporter http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kim-dotcom-megaupload-extradition-350605, Dotcom declares to Tinstletown: “I have the solutions to your problems. I am not your enemy.”

He asserts that providing "freemium" cloud storage and “speed of light” data transfer to society is not a crime, but is beneficial to society's evolution.

“What will Hollywood do when smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transfer a movie file within milliseconds?,” he asks.

Dotcom maintains that his Megaupload services operated within the boundaries of the law and calls for a “happy ending” to the saga.

“Regardless of the issues you have with new technologies, you can't just engage armed forces halfway around the world, rip a peaceful man from his family, throw him in jail, terminate his business without a trial, take everything he owns without a hearing, deprive him of a fair chance to defend himself,” he writes.

Ultimately, he claims, the netizens of the world will support his bid for internet freedom. “The people of the Internet will unite. They will help me. And they are stronger than you. We have logic, human nature and the invisible hand on our side.”

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