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Finn Batato

Chief Marketing Officer

Megaupload

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Megaupload

Hong Kong,

China

Company Description

Megaupload is just the latest corporation to feel the brutality of early 21st century state-run justice. The point, of course, (in our view) is not actually to provide "justice" so much as to make people fearful of using the Internet and sharing information th...more

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Employment History

Sales Director

United Screens


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School of Governance

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Henkel KGaA

Member of the Executive Board


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News | xwn2 - Part 16

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Megaupload Case Takes Toll on Finn Batato, But He'll Keep Fighting
28/02/2017 afeat, Finn Batato, ... #afeat, #Finn Batato, #News, ... Former site advertising manager Finn Batato, whose name headlines the entire case (US v. Finn Batato) has been a little more vocal though, and from recent comments we learn that the US prosecution is taking its toll. Seven years ago before the raid, Batato was riding the crest of a wave as Megaupload's CMO. While still involved with Mega, the new file-sharing site that Dotcom founded and then left after what appears to be an acrimonious split, Batato is reportedly feeling the pressure. According to Batato, he's now living in someone else's house, something he hasn't done "for 25 years. Batato met wife Anastasia back in 2012, not long after the raid and while he was still under house arrest. The pair married in 2015 and have two children, Leo and Oskar. "The constant pressure over your head - not knowing what is there to come, is very hard, very tough," Batato said in an earlier interview with NZHerald. Since then, Batato has been busy. While working as Mega's Chief Marketing Officer, the German citizen has been learning about the law. He's had to. Unlike Dotcom who can retain the best lawyers in the game, Batato says he has few resources. What savings he had were seized on the orders of the United States in Hong Kong back in 2012, and he previously admitted to having to check his bank account before buying groceries. As a result he's been conducting his own legal defense for almost two years. In 2015 he reportedly received praise while doing so, with lawyers appearing for his co-defendants commending him when he stood up to argue a point during a Megaupload hearing. "I was kind of proud about that," he said. Like Dotcom (with whom he claims to be on "good terms"), Batato insists that he's done nothing wrong. He shares his former colleague's optimism that he won't be extradited and will take his case to the Supreme Court, should all else fail. That may be necessary. Last week, the New Zealand High Court determined that Batato and his co-defendants can be extradited to the US, albeit not on copyright grounds. Justice Murray Gilbert agreed with the US Government's position that their case has fraud at its core, an extraditable offense. In the short term, the case is expected to move to the Court of Appeal and, depending on the outcome there, potentially to the Supreme Court. Either way, this case still has years to run with plenty more legal appearances for Batato.


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Megaupload Case Takes Toll on Finn Batato, But He'll Keep Fighting
Finn Batato was Megaupload's advertising manager, but today he's facing extradition to the US and potentially decades in jail. After spending his savings fighting his case, he's now trying to save his marriage while conducting his own defense.


News | xwn2 - Part 10

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Megaupload Case Takes Toll on Finn Batato, But He'll Keep Fighting
28/02/2017 afeat, Finn Batato, ... #afeat, #Finn Batato, #News, ... Former site advertising manager Finn Batato, whose name headlines the entire case (US v. Finn Batato) has been a little more vocal though, and from recent comments we learn that the US prosecution is taking its toll. Seven years ago before the raid, Batato was riding the crest of a wave as Megaupload's CMO. While still involved with Mega, the new file-sharing site that Dotcom founded and then left after what appears to be an acrimonious split, Batato is reportedly feeling the pressure. According to Batato, he's now living in someone else's house, something he hasn't done "for 25 years. Batato met wife Anastasia back in 2012, not long after the raid and while he was still under house arrest. The pair married in 2015 and have two children, Leo and Oskar. "The constant pressure over your head - not knowing what is there to come, is very hard, very tough," Batato said in an earlier interview with NZHerald. Since then, Batato has been busy. While working as Mega's Chief Marketing Officer, the German citizen has been learning about the law. He's had to. Unlike Dotcom who can retain the best lawyers in the game, Batato says he has few resources. What savings he had were seized on the orders of the United States in Hong Kong back in 2012, and he previously admitted to having to check his bank account before buying groceries. As a result he's been conducting his own legal defense for almost two years. In 2015 he reportedly received praise while doing so, with lawyers appearing for his co-defendants commending him when he stood up to argue a point during a Megaupload hearing. "I was kind of proud about that," he said. Like Dotcom (with whom he claims to be on "good terms"), Batato insists that he's done nothing wrong. He shares his former colleague's optimism that he won't be extradited and will take his case to the Supreme Court, should all else fail. That may be necessary. Last week, the New Zealand High Court determined that Batato and his co-defendants can be extradited to the US, albeit not on copyright grounds. Justice Murray Gilbert agreed with the US Government's position that their case has fraud at its core, an extraditable offense. In the short term, the case is expected to move to the Court of Appeal and, depending on the outcome there, potentially to the Supreme Court. Either way, this case still has years to run with plenty more legal appearances for Batato. Finn Batato


MerchantStore - Provides Information about Peer to Peer - P2P Networking

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Megaupload Case Takes Toll on Finn Batato, But He'll Keep Fighting
Finn Batato was Megaupload's advertising manager, but today he's facing extradition to the US and potentially decades in jail. After spending his savings fighting his case, he's now trying to save his marriage while conducting his own defense.


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Then Finn Batato, Megaupload's chief marketing officer.
Batato is a 39-year-old half-Palestinian, half-German from Munich, a mellow chain-smoking playboy with a taste for wine and watches. "He's a genius, you know," Batato says, lighting a cigarette. "Please, tell the world," Batato says to me, "these are normal people here. Usually he would be in Europe, perhaps in the south of France, drinking Opus. Instead he is stuck in winter, facing jail, borrowing cigarette money, and living with van der Kolk. Batato is worried folks back home might think he is some kind of gangster. "I mean, look at us," van der Kolk says. He's not some mafia pirate. He's a programming nerd with a Filipino ex-model wife and a 3-year-old son. He and Batato had flown in for the birthday Kim shared with his son, Kimmo. The police found Batato by the back of the house with his laptop; he was still in his robe. "That's why we bothered putting servers in Virginia," Batato says. and Batato in a cell; they puzzled over the problem, building a new technology from scratch in their heads. Mona and Kim file into the benches with his American lawyer, Ira Rothken, and codefendants Ortmann, Batato, and van der Kolk.


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