First up, the story on Kim Dot Com, Hollywood's villain. The US has filed against him for copyright infringement. This is recycled story. See Lesley Stahl does "The Cleantech Crash" on "60 Minutes" on January 5, 2014
. In New Zealand, you cannot be extradited for copyright infringement, so Kim argues the other charges were added. The Guardian noted in April 2014 that a civil copyright suit was filed: US music industry body the RIAA has filed a lawsuit on behalf of its members, targeting Dotcom, two of his colleagues Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, and investor Vestor Limited.
Kim Dotcom was involved in a patent "debate" in May 2013: Dotcom does have a US patent (using his original name of Kim Schmitz) on two-factor authentication, filed in 1998 and granted in 2000. He also used to have an equivalent patent in Europe. But Dotcom's European patent was revoked in 2011 largely because AT&T had a patent on the same technology with a priority date from 1995
. Note US Patent No. 6,078,908, issued June 20, 2000.
The story on volcanoes was also from January 5, 2014.