MegaUpload Case ContinuesAdded: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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According to the latest media reports, New Zealand’s court of law has delayed the decision of granting or denying bail to Kim Dotcom. Meanwhile, two more site administrators were arrested in Europe. The prosecutor issued a statement, saying that Dotcom’s multiple identities, coupled with 4 dozen credit cards and a record of “fleeing criminal charges” indicate a flight risk “on the extreme end of the scale”.
So, Kim Dotcom, the founder of well-known file-hosting service MegaUpload, was denied bail in an extradition hearing in New Zealand. Dotcom has been raided by 76 armed police in helicopters, and is currently wanted in the US, along with the other MegaUpload operators for racketeering, copyright violation and money laundering charges.
Today Dotcom reappeared in court to deny charges of copyright violation and money laundering, saying that he was a victim of an elaborate campaign that was launched in purpose to put him in the worst position. Dotcom’s attorney spoke at the North Shore District Court in Auckland hearing, claiming that Kim had been conducting a business supporting storage for online users and had nothing to do with any criminal activities.
However, the prosecution insisted that Dotcom’s collection of credit cards and impressing financial resources were making him liable of fleeing. Dotcom replied that he was only collecting credit cards, and many of those had already expired. The prosecutor didn’t seem convinced with that, emphasizing that the defendant’s resources, multiple identities, multiple passports and a record of fleeing criminal charges indicated a flight risk.
As a result, the judge delayed the decision because of the complex nature of the case.
As the entire world could see, Dotcom’s arrest came after a massive drop of support for new anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA, not just from lawmakers, but rather from a lot of firms that, under the pressure, eventually refused to support. Nevertheless, there are still many supporters of the legislation, including companies affiliated with the Business Software Alliance.
Meanwhile, in Europe a couple of MegaUpload operators got arrested. The media reports revealed that they were graphics designer from Slovakia and programmer and head of the development from Estonia.
January 25th,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
|76 armed police in helicopters?|
damn he mustve done some real bad shit without paying off the corrupt officials first xD
|posted by (2012-01-25 17:37:17)|
|why should he stick around for his kangaroo court trial?|
|posted by (2012-01-25 21:55:12)|
|They arrested a Graphic Designer and Programmer, didn't realise those occupations were crimes.|
|oh dear im hoping to do a programming course do you think I should cancel the course before I get implemented haahaaa well said Davey|
|sounds like a wise idea roflmao xD|
|posted by (2012-01-26 00:43:30)|
|They should not have been so flamboyant,sorry to say!|
|posted by (2012-01-26 05:34:58)|
|like always blame it on obama, REally?|
Dont you know that obama doesnt make the laws, the congress does.
Obama only has to do what the congress says, otherwise he ends up like they did to JFK.
Is all them big guys up there. havent you seen all the conspiracy: JFK,A51,911, etc?
|@TrustedComments, you're one of the only people who are educated nowadays.|
|posted by (2012-01-26 23:17:37)|
|all this is now getting well out of hand..by the look of it theres more to this than just file sharing .....76 officers helicopters..they dont use that much when there taking down criminal gangs..lol|
|76 officers what a joke they only sent a 1/3 of that to get bin laden...|
|posted by (2012-01-27 04:32:16)|
|posted by (2012-01-27 04:32:41)|
|They take out millions of legitimate files by millions of legitimate MegaUpload users, to take down some pirate files that continue to be freely available elsewhere. Justice. Liberty and Human Decency seems to be dead in the water in 2012... All because the FBI put on Jack Boots. I thought two world wars had killed this sort of conduct stone dead, or are the FBI secretly planning to bring back gas chambers? As for New Zealand, I had thought before this that they were a bastion of common sense and pro liberty, but now New Zealand's reputation sucks real big-time world-wide!|
Take away freedoms and before you know it we will have full-scale censorship of the internet. Once the mechanisms are in place, who knows how they will be used in the future. We must protect our internet freedom at all costs. If the FBI and American authorities declare ware on parts of the internet, every free citizen in the Us and around the world must act to defend our freedom and freedom of speech. It's a short walk from censorship to denying any active free speech.
We are talking mind police here, who don't like us even expressing our own thoughts, let alone having freedom of action on the internet. The politicians say one thing when behind the scenes they are trying to dictate almost every aspect of our lives and brainwash us stupid.
|Flight risk? So they think he might hop away with the rest of the kangaroos.||
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