Date captured: Jan. 21, 2012
Accused by the MPAA and the RIAA of costing the entertainment industry nearly $500 million, Megaupload co-founder, now known as Kim Dotcom, was indicted on numerous copyright infringement charges. New Zealand police raided the file-sharing kingpin’s mansion and arrested Schmitz (along with three other Megaupload executives) a day before his 38th birthday. According to reports, officers had to cut through a safe room where Dotcom barricaded himself. Jokes on them, as the Internet entrepreneur plans on launching a new online storage service called Mega in January 2013. The new site will give users full control (and responsibility) of their files.