Kim Dotcom joined SXSW Interactive via Skype on Monday to talk about Hollywood's outdated business model and the U.S. government's role in the attack in his cyberlocker site, Megaupload. The Internet entrepreneur turned folk hero was a humorous, well-spoken and imposing presence even from his home in New Zealand.
More than anything, Dotcom was defiant over the hour-long question and answer period. "I will never be in a prison in the U.S. I can guarantee that," he told a crowd of hundreds gathered in Austin's Long Center. It was an impressive crowd considering the venue's distance -- nearly a mile -- from the Convention Center that hosts most convention panels and keynotes.