MegaUpload’s Founder Was Arrested IllegallyAdded: Monday, July 2nd, 2012
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A New Zealand Court has finally handed down the decision saying that the local police, while acting for the FBI, raided Kim Dotcom’s mansion, arrested MegaUpload’s owner, stole computer information and sent it to the United States completely illegally.
Over 70 police officers were raiding Kim’s house at the request of the FBI believing that they only needed a general search warrant. However, High Court judge Justice Helen Winkelmann ruled that the warrants used in the seizure of property from his house near Auckland were illegal. Moreover, the Judge was very annoyed that the New Zealand police allowed FBI agents to copy information from Kim Dotcom’s personal computer and take it out of the country.
The court ruled that the warrants even failed to adequately describe the offences to which they related. The local police explained in a statement they were considering the judgment and were in discussions with Crown Law in order to find out what further action might be required.
Kim Dotcom is currently on bail in his home country, trying to fight attempts by the United States government to extradite him on charges of copyright theft and money laundering. His extradition hearing is now set for this August. Press reports quoted the attorneys who represent the American government – those said that they weren’t surprised with the court ruling. Their legal team would be discussing options, including the one about lodging an appeal.
American attorneys for MegaUpload have responded that the authorities can’t charge the cyberlocker with any criminal behavior because the company is based in Hong Kong. In addition, no papers have ever been formally served.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for the source of the article
July 2nd,2012Posted by:
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
|I knew they handled that shit wrong!!! Good for him, getting some self justice haha I love sweet irony|
|posted by (2012-07-02 19:49:33)|
|yep some one grew a brain "finally" now they must return ALL of the things they took. witch means that the users MIGHT get there stuff back. this guy really needs to sue them.|
|USA to Kim "Whoops the stuff got lost on the cargo container on way back to you Kim, oh and woops again someone hit delete on all the mega upload server array, no one is at fault cos we dun know who done it..."|
Kim to USA "fak you raging noobs, I sue the living chit outta you"
USA to Kim "sure thing boss, we pay your airfair and court fees to make friends"
Kim to USA "ahaha sweet you best bow down you lil biatches"
Kim arrives in USA with over confident smile.
USA to Kim "ahaha we got you now stupid chode, ready the chopper for Gitmo, we got work to be done"
|FBI are c r a p. Knew they were acting completely out of their legal jurisdiction. NZ ruling the arrest illegal means under NZ law the US can't extradite him. End of any legal action by the US outside of US territory!!!! Absolutely brilliant, I hope MegaUpload is now restored fully asap!!!!!!!!|
|posted by (2012-07-03 22:45:52)|
|seems about right.|
|The OTHER thing the FBI, and other US law enforcement, have to think about is that all "evidence" collected in the raid is now inadmissible in any court, be it in NZ or the USA. That moron Lollingham obviously hasn't been paying attention, because as well as all evidence being inadmissible, since the case has such a high media profile, the US CAN'T do ANYTHING to Kim under the "Patriot Act" without the WHOLE WORLD instantly finding out about it, and can you IMAGINE the OUTRAGE of the internet community if that happened? It would be like declaring open warfare ... The whole internet hacking community vs the US Government!|
|why does the us think its the internet police?|
i always thought the internet was a free domain!
i hope kim does sue the fbi and the new zealand police
and if the company is based in hong kong and any wrong doing has took place wouldnt you think they should be the ones to bring charges not other countries
surely the fbi should have approached hong kong first and then let them investigate
and only then if wrong doing was proved hong kong should have asked for assistance from new zeland in extraditing kim to there to answer charges what has the usa got to do with it no crime was committed against them possibly against companies with in the us but i thought extradition had to be requested by a government and only if someone had committed a crime against them like a threat to security.
i wonder if i can get my old room mate extradited from the us as he stole my best shit before he moved there.lol
|lol that was meant to be shirt.|
|the internet grew from the pits and anuses of america...oh wait thats mexico, the internet grew from the bosom of america, and since day 1 it was scary as shit, cuz ppl made money without suckin cock. ritch ppl gettin blue balls and losin money||
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