Kim Dotcom is a German born Internet entrepreneur, currently based in New Zealand.
He was born as Kim Schmitz. As a teenageer he faced criminal investigations in Germany as a hacker who bypassed the security of the Pentagon, NASA and Citibank. He was also later accused of insider trading.
His service Mega Upload was more recently involved in a court case in relationship to charges of copyright infringement by the US claiming to cost the entertainment industry $500M through pirated content. He is fighting the attempt to extradite Kim Dotcom to the US.