Now, that is some real showmanship. Via NME:
The launch event, held on the forecourt of Dotcom’s mansion in Coatesville, just outside Auckland, New Zealand, took place one year to the minute after Dotcom’s 2012 arrest.
An audience of more than 200 guests and media watched a re-enactment of 2012’s police raid, with men scaling the sides of the house and a mocked-up FBI helicopter flying over the crowd. It also featured a Maori-themed musical performance.
Though he still faces the possibility of extradition to the United States and a 20-year prison sentence, Dotcom says that his new site is perfectly legal.
Legally, there’s just nothing there that could be used to shut us down. This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors.