MegaUpload Case Appeal LaunchedAdded: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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It looks like the situation with the seized cyberlocker becomes tense: MegaUpload’s owner Kim Dotcom’s request for bail has been denied again – this is for the 3rd time in just a week, according to press reports. One of the largest file-sharing services was shut down by the US authorities recently, and some of its members were arrested. Judge David McNaughton handed down the ruling last Wednesday as he considers Dotcom a liability, because of his past tendencies of fleeing justice. Judge also said that MegaUpload’s founder might try to make his way to Germany (because that’s where he was born), so the extradition would be impossible as Germany has no agreement with the US.
Judge McNaughton finally agreed with prosecutor Anne Toohey, who has described the MegaUpload’s founder as a “considerable” flight risk and denied his bail once again, ordering that he’d be kept in custody for another month. Of course, Kim’s lawyer, Paul Davidson, has already filed an appeal to the High Court. He insisted that his client was hopeful that the judge would accept his intentions and his arguments and realize that there was no risk whatsoever of Dotcom seeking to leave the country. Indeed, all of Kim’s money has been frozen, along with all of his resources. In New Zealand he lives with his wife and family, so he can’t have an intention whatsoever of endeavoring to leave the country.
Apart from Kim Dotcom, three of his suspected co-conspirators were also present in court last Wednesday. They are Finn Batato, 38, Bram van der Kolk, 29, and Mathias Ortmann, 40. Their lawyer, Guy Foley, explained that these guys couldn’t enjoy the same resources as the website founder. Their representative also pointed out that in absence of a guilty verdict, all three men should have been granted the presumption of innocence. However, the prosecutor didn’t want to grant them bail either, and there was a heated debate between their lawyer Guy Foley and prosecutor Anne Toohey on the question of whether all of them represent a flight liability like Dotcom or not. Both the prosecutor and the lawyer presented their arguments, and this brought to some unexpected result. The next day the judge granted bail to two of the men: Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk. However, he denied Ortmann’s bail because of financial concerns, so he and Dotcom still remain behind the bars.
February 1st,2012Posted by:
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
|I hope he finds a way to leave for Germany so he can laugh at USA|
|posted by (2012-02-02 04:17:49)|
|WTF....This is trumped up for he 2 new bills in the usa...This a case who all who created movies, games, software have reaped the profits from it. They created this sharing frenzy... If you do not want your content shared its your responsibility to protect your content. Not ours. You have reaped the profits. Its your content! You learned how to make BIG Bucks' from it. Its Your Content.|
Its your responsibility to protect it. Don't cry WOLF to any government to protect what you created. If you are that smart to creat it! Then you should be that smart to protect it!
That's All Folks....
|posted by (2012-02-03 06:16:42)|
|lol i agree with doom! but mobie you have a point|
|posted by (2012-02-03 14:22:09)|
|hi as we can see the land of the free is going down the toilet and we should stand well back as all the dirt floats to the top of the hill with the dirty money|
|posted by (2012-02-04 00:58:31)|
|lol i prey judge bell him soon to areest him again for restart megassupload.com xD|
|i think the government should worry about shit that need to be taking care of will all have to say for out they suck donkey ball all of them|
|posted by (2012-02-05 21:19:18)|
|If you making a lot of money bet your ass the Goverment will find some way of feezing your account and convicting you of something so they can have you winnings......||
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