Prime Minister of New Zealand Apologized to MegaUpload FounderAdded: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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New Zealand’s prime minister John Key has provided MegaUpload founder, Kim Dotcom, with an official apology. This was about SWAT squads, encouraged by the entertainment industry, raiding Dotcom’s house. The prime minister admitted that Kim had been illegally spied on by the local government.
The prime minister announced that New Zealand had failed to provide the appropriate protection to its citizen Kim Dotcom. Earlier, John Key has delivered a report looking into the illegal interception of communications of MegaUpload employees.
John Key admitted that the way the local Government Communications Security Bureau acted was inappropriate and very disappointing. This organization only has power to listen in on communications between foreigners, but apparently ignored the fact that Kim Dotcom is a resident of New Zealand. As such, MegaUpload founder couldn’t be subject to that sort of snooping. It turned out that the outfit simply relied on information about his residency status provided by the police and failed to make any checks of its own.
Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues are currently fighting extradition to the United States on alleged racketeering and copyright violation charges. Actually, the case in question looked like the entertainment industry flexing its muscles and clamping down on someone believed to be a threat.
Kim Dotcom launched the MegaUpload service to allow its members uploading files and sharing them. Despite the fact that people also shared music and other copyrighted content, the service had a lot of legitimate users, including people like architects. Their personal documents and files were seized when Kim’s property was raided. In response, some of the biggest artists in the music industry appeared to like Kim and MegaUpload enough to make a corny song about what happened.
The recent events will appear embarrassing to the entertainment industry that keeps trying to bring the axe down on everyone who is believed disruptive to the content market. In the meantime, as far as making an example of Kim Dotcom and its cyberlocker service is continuing, so far, much of the world is watching the events without any sympathy to the content industry persecuting him. Experts admit that it’s not what they should focus on in order to raise profits.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
|posted by (2012-10-02 14:09:47)|
|MP John Keys is a joke.. "FREE KIM DOTCOM"|
|posted by (2012-10-02 20:45:33)|
|In America, if you are on trial for MURDER, and the evidence was collected illegally, that evidence is NO LONGER VALID! This should be a closed case. But I guess accusations of file sharing is of more importance and threatening than murder... Another reason I am embarrassed for America.|
|posted by (2012-10-02 20:47:41)|
|BTW my comment was based on the fact that this was all initiated by American entertainment and government agencies...|
|posted by (2012-10-02 21:35:52)|
|hey Tricks, John Key (not Keys..) is the PM not MP (Prime minister, not minister of parliament) but yep he is a joke! And analLint (wtf???) I think this case is set to be thrown out by looks of things. The 'report' into the spying will be its undoing I think.. I am a NZ resident, this whole biz reeks of US backdoor politics and it saddens me that NZ is rolling over for them. First this shite, now we allow their warships in our waters, whats next?....|
|LONG LIVE KIM DOTCOM !!!!!!!!!!|
IM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND I HOPE YOU WHEN ONE FOR THE POOR ONES THIS TIME!!!!
THIER IS ENOUGH MONEY OUT HERE FOR EVERYONE. MY BIG HOMMIE ALLWAYS SAID "WE ALL CAN EAT IF WE SHARE !!!!!!"
|posted by (2012-10-03 08:27:40)|
|FREE KIM DOTCOM|
|KIM DOTCOM is soon going to be giving it back to these POS as well as the innocents that were hurt and damaged by these illegal actions of all persons involved.|
Since New Zealand courts have thrown out the warrants and the raid and seizures are invalid how then can an extradition go forward anyway? IT CAN NOT and the New Zealand courts will not allow that now with all the public seeing what is going on.
Bashing America doesn't do any good since every country of this world has allot of POS Politicians in them; America is no exception.
According to DOTCOM U.S. Vice President BIDEN is involved in what happened to him and he proves that OBAMA will drop him like a hand full of dog crap..
They can try all they can to extradite him to the U.S. BUT since the New Zealand courts have ruled the seizures and warrants illegal; the MPAA, RIAA and other so called case is down the toilet.
|posted by (2012-10-04 14:42:45)|
|@menahunie: OBAMA is just a puppet. he is told to do things to make him look better in the public's eyes. but that politics for ya. that's y the internet needs to be free from that crap.|
so any word as to weather of not the people will get there stuff back or will the people have to sue the US for actual theft.
|posted by (2012-10-04 18:18:56)|
|@clamo: I completely agree w/ you. OBAMA is a mindless(brainless), d---less puppet, he's a great Hollywood actor. All smoke and no fire. I'm from the states and I'm tired of the US Gov't pushing everyone around. The Apology is atleast a start, time will tell what happens next. @clamo-- we need people like you in Congress, because atleast we you always get the truth!!|
|I'm curious to know whether the evidence being used against Dotcom in the US is the same as that which is being discussed here as illegally obtained and to whether or not the US will recognize the way it was obtained as illegal. If not, it won't affect his prosecution in the US.||
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