MegaUpload’s Founder Keeps Fighting Against ExtraditionAdded: Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Kim Dotcom’s first words as a free man were that he was confident to win. Meanwhile, he still isn’t off the hook completely as the Department of Justice of the United States keeps working on having the site’s founder and three of his co-workers extradited for conspiracy to violate copyright.
Kim Dotcom was bailed under some conditions, including prohibition to use the web. Besides, his assets were also seized to stop him fleeing his company. Dotcom believes he went way too far and now feels that the action taken against his service was political. Dotcom is also going to fight and win against the extradition attempts of the United States. Meanwhile, he pointed out that the police treated him like on an audition to American Idol after the arrest.
Some of the conditions of his bail weren’t released to the public. The United States are still trying to get their hands on the 38-year-old Dotcom and three of his fellows, insisting that the file-sharing service has caused damages of more than 500 million dollars. Dotcom’s funds were seized by New Zealand’s government, including millions of dollars in investments and such assets as cars and artworks.
The court has finally let Kim Dotcom free. The judge considered that he no longer poses a flight risk, because all his money was transparent. Before, Dotcom had a few attempts to bail, but all of them were denied due to him being regarded as a serious flight risk. Now everything changed for the court – all known assets have been seized and are currently unavailable for the defendant’s use or disposal. Besides, the authorities haven’t found any new assets or accounts of any significance since Dotcom’s arrest, so his submission that he hasn’t concealed any money was confirmed. Finally, the judge admitted that he received an affidavit from the Hong Kong chief financial officer of the closed file-sharing service who vouched for Dotcom.
Today the biggest fear of the United States is that MegaUpload’s founder will try to reach Germany, his native country, as it doesn’t have extradition treaty signed with the United States. Nevertheless, aside from the fact that there’s a law preventing Germans from being extradited to any country, there’s also a treaty between Germany and the United States that could allow Kim Dotcom to be prosecuted in his homeland country if he flees and if German authorities believe it’s necessary.
March 1st,2012Posted by:
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
|Hi Sam go to 3news.co.nz there is a very interesting half hour interview with kim dotcom, his first interview since being bailed. (recorded last night)NZ time|
|posted by (2012-03-01 17:23:25)|
|If he goes into court and is allowed to say what he does in this interview, there is no way that he will lose. What a waste of time and money. Why doesn't the US go after the bankers who almost collapsed the worlds financial markets.|
|posted by (2012-03-01 17:24:24)|
|Here is the link:|
|posted by (2012-03-02 01:26:20)|
|well just watched the interview and the american people must stop this or hang there heads in shame ?|
FBI what a group of low life they live in the sewers and stick there heads out and muddy the clean waters of the world sorry but i am glad i am not an american
|posted by (2012-03-02 01:46:15)|
|posted by (2012-03-02 02:27:02)|
|i read they released his assets and let him outof gaol becauce he ate all the food in new zuland !|
|posted by (2012-03-02 09:15:27)|
|mega upload Clossing internet. :S|
|posted by (2012-03-02 12:24:31)|
|What a joke.This Guy is just being used as an example to the providers of all free internet upload sites of what can happen as long as it continues. Seems to me the FBI have no case against him. He is fully protected after hearing him state his companies policies. Why don't the Yanks admit that they are only nailing him because of his financial gain instead of beating around the bush and trying to create a whole bunch of bullshit stories. One more thing...Why are the New Zealand authorites kissing arse and supporting Kim dotcom's demise. I hope he shames them in court.|
|posted by (2012-03-02 12:41:22)|
|Governments outside the u.s really have to stop getting on their knees and taking it up the @ss,if any of the political parties in my country (australia) extradite any citizens for piracy to the u.s they will lose my vote forever.|
|posted by (2012-03-02 13:08:28)|
|does anyone have a link to the interviews...Please...|
|posted by (2012-03-02 15:24:32)|
|3news.co.nz has it on main page|
|posted by (2012-03-03 10:28:09)|
|posted by (2012-03-03 12:08:15)|
|its been on you tube a couple of days, Hey aint that violating copyright||
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