MegaUpload Founder Will Appeal Court RulingAdded: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Kim Dotcom claimed he will take his case to Supreme Court to appeal against a court decision that a raid on his mansion in New Zealand was legal. A few days ago, the New Zealand court of appeal has overturned previous decision that the search warrants used by the police were invalid. Those warrants preceded Kim’s arrest and were used to seize 135 electronic items from his house, including laptops, PCs, hard drives, flash sticks and servers two years ago.
Now the appeals court ruled that those warrants were not defective enough to consider them entirely invalid. Kim Dotcom immediately tweeted that he wasn’t giving up the fight against extradition to the US.
The appeals court pointed out that the defects in the warrants “hadn’t caused any significant prejudice to the respondents beyond the prejudice caused inevitably by the execution of a search warrant”. Two years ago the raid in Dotcom’s mansion was carried out at the request of the US Department of Justice. Since then, the authority has been trying to extradite Kim and his three co-accused, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram Van der Kolk, on criminal charges including copyright violation and racketeering. Those charges relate to the operators of now-defunct file-sharing portal called MegaUpload.
Although the court of appeal overturned the ruling on the validity of the search warrants used by the police, it upheld the high court’s decision that clones of Kim’s data shouldn’t have been transferred to the US. At the time, forensic clones of electronic items were created and handed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which took them to the United States in March 2012. Both courts agreed that this should only have happened if NZ’s solicitor general gave permission. But he had not.
John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister, admitted in the end of 2012 that there had been pre-raid spying on Kim Dotcom by the Government Communications Security Bureau, and it was illegal, because MegaUpload founder was a New Zealand resident. After the government passed new laws allowing the GCSB to engage in such surveillance, a civil rights outcry was heard from distance.
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|posted by (2014-03-02 06:14:52)|
|man the US has been buggin him nonstop since this happend, if there was/is a way 2 extract/extort money|
from someone there all over it, but its alright when they do it. never in my life have i lived in a more
crooked country then this. come live here they say its a free country lol it was a free back in the
80s, not much different than communism now, they don't tell u where ur gonna work or where ur gonna go, they
extort the money from u or from the good jobs and make them leave so the ppl can't afford 2 do things.
dotcom should have nothing to worry abt lest the US raises more taxes to payoff the country to grant the extradition.
or perhaps bug china 4 another loan they can take the money out of the ppls arse.
|well if they get him on u.s soil its a different ball game..|
|posted by (2014-03-03 00:25:12)|
|Ace, the eighties were different. It started with Reagan. The US begin to sellout the people and it has been non-stop ever since. When the US Supreme Court sold the last thing Americans had (their votes) to the corporate elitist that set the storm off and America is on the brink of a revolution.|
|since they cloned information that was collected by illegal search and seizure before the new ruling it can not be used and is inadmissible since such evidence should have been destroyed or returned when the warrants were ruled illegal the first time around,to use such they would have to prove that the evidence found then is still current on his servers today and that they are accurate and untampered with as well as producing fresh concrete evidence under new warrants.|
From what I understand the evidence revolved around 50 or so videos that were on his servers from ninja video who he grassed up to the feds when they approached him and they wanted to take him down as well as ninja video,kims defense was that as they were part of an ongoing investigation he was helping the FBI with he believed he would be perverting the course of justice to remove them on the advice of the FBI.
|And all he has to do is e-mail Snowden to reveal or fabricate evidence that the NSA was spying on him, and he'll be the center of attention for anti-NSA protesters.|
But, nah - Snowden's too much of an egomaniac to let a sliver of limelight escape his black hole of fame.
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