Kim Dotcom at SXSW: Megabox Online Music Service Could Launch in Next Six Months

Kim Dotcom joined SXSW Interactive via Skype on Monday to talk about Hollywood's outdated business model and the U.S. government's role in the attack in his cyberlocker site, Megaupload.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.

Previous reports have said Megabox will compensate artists through advertising revenue and give artists 90% of all earnings. Dotcom plans to work directly with artists rather than work with record labels.