The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak visited the creator of MegaUpload – and also accused of piracy, copyright infringement, wire fraud and money laundering and – Kim Schmitz, more popularly known as DotCom. According to the CNet site, the meeting was held in the last month, during a trip to New Zealand, a country which has a DotCom house, near the city of Auckland.
In a publication on his Twitter profile, the founder of MegaUpload, which in August is expected to face hearing relating to a request for extradition by the United States, thanked Wozniak for the support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a group that defends technology companies and internet users.
“MegaWoz. Great guy and supporter of the EFF,” tweeted DotCom. “EFF is working to restore the files to users of Mega. Thanks Woz and EFF,” said another post of profile @ KimDotcom.
The Apple co-founder and creator of MegaUpload would have taken a series of pictures during the meeting one of them was posted by DotCom on his own account in Instagram.
Prior to founding MegaUpload, DotCom was already a known hacker. Wozniak also had their moments of hacker before founding Apple with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. One of the first products that Wozniak and Jobs sold was a “blue box”, designed by Wozniak, who recreated the tones that controlled telephone networks, allowing users to make long-distance calls for free.
Wozniak is not the first person to support DotCom. Celebrities from the music industry as Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas also have spoken in favor of it.