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Mr. Finn Batato

Wrong Finn Batato?

Chief Marketing Officer

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...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
    Megaupload
  • President
    University of Bochum
  • Full Professor
    University of Bochum
  • Key Account Manager
    ARBOmedia Deutschland
  • Managing Director
    ARBOmedia Deutschland
  • Sales Director
    United Screens

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Trustee
    School of Governance
  • Member of the Executive Board
    Henkel KGaA
63 Total References
Web References
Megaupload Chief Marketing ...
www.migalhas.com, 29 Sept 2012 [cached]
Megaupload Chief Marketing Officer Finn Batato, Chief Technical Officer Mathias Ortmann, and co-founder Bram van der Kolk also were arrested.
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Batato and Ortmann are from Germany, while Mr. van der Kolk is a Dutch national.
KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, ...
www.scoop.co.nz, 19 Jan 2012 [cached]
KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK, the defendants, and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, were members of the Mega Conspiracy, a worldwide criminal organization whose members engaged in criminal copyright infringement and money laundering on a massive scale with estimated harm to copyright holders well in excess of $500,000,000 and reported income in excess of $175,000,000.
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FINN BATATO is both a citizen and resident of Germany.
BATATO is the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Megaupload.com and other Mega Conspiracy properties.
Specifically, BATATO is in charge of selling advertising space, primarily through Megaclick.com.
BATATO supervises a team of approximately ten sales people around the world.
The purpose of the sales team is to increase the advertising revenue in localized markets by targeting certain advertisements in certain countries.
BATATO handles advertising customers on the Megaclick.com website and approves advertising campaigns for Megaupload.com, Megavideo.com, and Megaporn.com.
BATATO has personally distributed a link to at least one infringing copy of a copyrighted work to a Mega Site.
Additionally, on numerous instances, BATATO received DMCA copyright infringement takedown notices from third-party companies.
In calendar year 2010, BATATO received more than $400,000 from the Mega Conspiracy.
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THE ENTERPRISE Beginning in at least September 2005 and continuing until at least the date of this Paragraphs 1 through 44 are re-alleged and incorporated as if set forth here in Indictment, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendants, KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK and others known and unknown to the Grand Jury, constituted an enterprise, as defined by Title 18, United States Code, Section 1961(4) (hereinafter the Enterprise), that is, a group of individuals and entities associated in fact.
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THE RACKETEERING VIOLATION Beginning in at least September 2005 and continuing until at least the date of this Indictment, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendants, KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK being persons employed by and associated with the Enterprise, which Enterprise engaged in, and the activities of which affected interstate and foreign commerce, did knowingly, willfully, and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together and with each other, and with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to violate 18 U.S.C.
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On or about December 12, 2007, BATATO distributed a Megaupload.com link to an infringing copy of the copyrighted music file Louis Armstrong We have all the time
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On or about October 13, 2008, BATATO sent an e-mail to an advertiser, which included a screen capture of the Megaupload.com download page for the file MyBlueBerryNights.part1.rar.
The screen capture also contained an open browser window to the linking site www.mulinks.com.
qq.
On or about October 14, 2008, BATATO sent an e-mail to an advertiser that contained two Megaupload.com links.
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On or about January 14, 2009, BATATO sent an e-mail message to a Megaupload.com advertiser saying You can find your banner on the downloadpages of Megaupload.com.
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On or about May 25, 2009, BATATO sent an e-mail to ORTMANN that contained customers e-mails.
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On or about June 6, 2009, BATATO sent an e-mail to an advertiser indicating, Banners will be shown on the download pages of Megaupload.
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On or about November 30, 2009, BATATO sent an e-mail to an advertiser stating: Please go to mulinks.com and copy paste One of those URLs to your browser.
You will then See where the banner appears. ppp.
On or about January 28, 2010, in an e-mail entitled activating old countries, a user of a Mega Conspiracy site asked BATATO: where can we see full movies? BATATO replied You need to go to our referrer sites.
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On or about February 1, 2010, BATATO sent an e-mail to an unindicted co-conspirator with the subject [tradeit] Campaign stats stating We cant deliver [Hong Kong] traffic because the company is based in [Hong Kong] and we dont want to experience any trouble with license holders etc.
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On or about November 15, 2010, BATATO forwarded an e-mail to ORTMANN entitled member-issue that was received by a Mega Conspiracy employee from a user.
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In the forward, BATATO wrote Fanpost ;-).
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On or about February 25, 2011, BATATO forwarded an e-mail to NOMM, copying ORTMANN, entitled embedded ads not functioning correctly, from an individual complaining that the advertising click through rate (CTR) from playing Megavideo.com videos directly on the linking site alluc.org has suffered because the embedded
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BATATO, in the forward, stated: Could you please check that issue? We need to help them a bit now as their CTR and conversions went down by 50% and 95% respectively.
That was expected but at least we should help them now get their campaigns running w/o problems. hhhh.
On or about February 25, 2011, BATATO sent an e-mail to NOMM and VAN DER KOLK regarding problems with getting pre-roll advertising for Megavideo.com because of a copy right issue.
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In an early message, the Megaclick.com employee informs BATATO that the third-party advertising service considers it illegal to monetize infringing content through advertising immediately prior to viewing the content.
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On or about July 6, 2011, BATATO sent an e-mail to ORTMANN forwarding a string of e-mails in German from an advertising entity saying that a customer wants their campaigns on a Mega Site discontinued because of concerns related to the Kino.to takedown.
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Beginning in at least September 2005 and continuing until at least the date of this Indictment, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendants, KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK each knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, and agreed together and with each other, and with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1956 and 1957, namely: (a) to knowingly conduct and attempt to conduct a financial transaction affecting interstate and foreign commerce, which in fact involved the proceeds of the specified unlawful activity of criminal copyright infringement with the intent to promote the carrying on of the specified unlawful activity of criminal copyright infringement, and that while conducting and
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On or about October 25, 2008, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendants, KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK did willfully, and for purposes of private financial gain, infringe a copyright by distributing a work being prepared for commercial distribution in the United States, to wit, the copyrighted motion picture Taken (which would not be commercially distributed until on or about January 30, 2009) by making it available on a computer network accessible to members of the public, when defendants knew, and should have known, that the work was intended for commercial distribution.
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For the 180 days up to and including the date of this Indictment, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, the defendants, KIM DOTCOM, MEGAUPLOAD LIMITED, VESTOR LIMITED, FINN BATATO, JULIUS BENCKO, SVEN ECHTERNACH, MATHIAS ORTMANN, ANDRUS NOMM, and BRAM VAN DER KOLK did willfully, and for purposes of private financial gain, infringe copyrights in certain motion pictures, television programs, musical recordings, electronic books, images, video games, and other computer software, by reproducing and distributing over the Internet, during a 180-day period, ten or more copies and phonorecords of one or more copyrighted works which had a total retail value of more than $2,500.
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XXXX4734, in the name of FINN BATATO; Commerzbank, Account No.
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XXXXXXXX5833, in the name of FINN BATATO; Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Account No.
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M-FB 212 or DH-GC 470, registered to FINN BATATO; 2009 Mercedes-Benz E500 Coupe, VIN WDD20737225019582, License Plate No.
Finn Batato is Managing ...
www.european-tv-dialogue.com, 16 April 2011 [cached]
Finn Batato is Managing Director of the airtime sales house ARBOmedia Deutschland. After an apprenticeship as advertising manager and studies at the Bavarian Academy of Advertising, he started his career as sales manager and later sales director at United Screens, before moving to Smart TV Networks. In 2005 he joined ARBOmedia Deutschland as a key account manager and was promoted managing director after seven months.
Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf was Minister-President of the Free State of Saxony, Germany from 1990 to 2002. Since 2003 he is Trustee of the School of Governance in Berlin and also practicing law in Dresden since 2004. After his studies of Liberal Arts, Economics and Law in the USA and Germany he worked in the 1960s at the University of Bochum, first as full professor, then three years as dean of the Law faculty and three years as president of the university. From 1971 to 1973 he was member of the executive board of Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf. In 1973 he became deputy chairman of the German political party CDU, was since 1983 member of the board of the CDU, from 1980 to 1988 member of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia and from 1987 to 1990 member of the Bundestag. He was granted honors as Doctor honoris causa from Davidson College, Davidson N.C., Georgetown University, Washington D.C., New School for Social Research, New York City and from the Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium.
ARBOmedia AG -
www.arbomedia.net, 19 July 2005 [cached]
Finn Batato (31) is the new Managing Director of the ARBOmedia Deutschland GmbH, the German office of the international ad sales house.
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In his last function, Batato was Sales Director of Smart TV-Network.During his business career, he was among others responsible for the national sales of UnitedScreens Media AG.
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„We are glad to have a designated sales specialist with Mr. Batato on board.He will lead ARBOmedia to extend its activities in the TV area, but also in other media segments on the German market.
Four of the people named-including ...
arstechnica.com [cached]
Four of the people named-including Dotcom, Ortmann, Megaupload.com chief marketing officer Finn Batao, and developer Bram van der Kolk-are in custody, arrested in New Zealand today, according to the FBI.
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