Kim Dotcom Is in Trouble AgainAdded: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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MegaUpload founder suffered a significant court defeat from the NZ government and can now be extradited to face a trial in a US court.The court in New Zealand decided that the search warrant used in the Dotcom’s arrest on US online piracy charges was legitimate.
Apparently, the decision will benefit American prosecutors who claim that MegaUpload website made damages to movie studios and record companies of over $500 million, before generating over $175 million in criminal proceeds by allowing users store and share copyrighted content, like films and TV shows.
If Kim Dotcom is extradited to the United States, the ensuing copyright case will surely set a precedent for Internet liability legislation. In case Dotcom wins, entertainment industry will have to rethink distribution methods they use on the Internet.
According to the previous high court ruling, the search warrants were vague and enabled the authorities to seize stuff irrelevant to the charges against MegaUpload founder. However, the appeals court decided the warrants were adequately worded and shouldn’t have caused any misunderstanding. The court claimed the warrant clearly stated what the police could take.
It didn’t go all the American government’s way – the appeals court upheld a previous ruling that the prosecutors hadn’t been authorized to send clones of seized electronic evidence to the US. In other words, the New Zealand government could be sued by Kim Dotcom for its role in the raid in his NZ mansion.
Nevertheless, Dotcom may find it difficult to challenge evidence at his extradition hearing scheduled for July 2014. A Supreme Court decision is pending on whether American prosecutors must disclose evidence to be used in the court hearing. Both the defendant and the plaintiffs claimed they could also appeal to the Supreme Court to reverse the appeal court decision.
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
|posted by (2014-03-02 16:20:16)|
|Isn't THIS article saying the EXACT SAME THING as the article posted yesterday??|
|posted by (2014-03-02 16:49:12)|
|This is such a bullshit ruling in a completely bullshit case. MegaUpload is no more a "criminal enterprise" than is Ford Motors for manufacturing cars that are used in crimes or that are driven by people that run someone over. It's time that some rational court in the USA puts an end to this ridiculous charade. The DMCA provides a "safe harbor" for hosting sites that are notified of copyright violations. No one is claiming that MegaUpload put copyrighted material up itself, as compared to simply providing a platform for others to put any time of material up, copyrighted or family pictures. That the US Government is acting as a shill for the entertainment industry is simply disgusting, especially when there are "real" criminals out there who actually kill people. But I guess that its much easier for law enforcement to hassle file-sharers than chase down armed murderers. This concludes my rant for today.|
|posted by (2014-03-02 16:56:24)|
|posted by (2014-03-02 18:06:33)|
|Yes well said numbnut|
|posted by (2014-03-02 18:54:08)|
|Yes well said numbnut|
|As I told everyone at his arrest,he will be convicted.everyone said oh no way the extradition wont stand blah blah. I cant believe everyone is so stupid they say he is innocent,bull he operated a pirate site he knew everyone else knew it. Just like this site, you gonna say there isn't piracy going on here of course there is. With that you take a risk. You get taken down you take responsibility and consequences as they come. End of story.|
|posted by (2014-03-02 22:27:57)|
|@alexanderlecard This site does not contain any copyrighted material. All this and many other sites including Google, just index where things are. In simple English it's just like the phone book of the internet. I your world you would jail people for giving directions to a place? Learn the difference between things, a 3 year old could grasp that.|
|posted by (2014-03-02 22:51:37)|
|@alexanderlecard all the same information on this site is available through google. what do you think the chances are that the CEO of google will be cuffed and hauled into a court?|
|you can candy coat all you wish indexing a torrent is no different then holding a dept store door open and saying come on but if you take anything im not responsible. I was doing this before most you were born back in news group days and billboards. I love extra however im no illusions about what it is im doing im stealing,im pirating. I accept the risks and the consequences.|
|How can you cry for KDC? We live in a age of knowledge you know piracy when you see it. Megaupload and a whole lot more are basically piracy enterprises. To sugarcoat it anyway else is just disingenuous and is one of the reasons that when the laws change one day it will come down harder than sopa or pipa. KDC and the likes try to say the believe in freedom and such and if that were true then why were they not NON PROFITS! If your a crook be a man and deal with it. Its the cost of doing business. My company has been a content producer the last 15 years. I have found my content all over the web. Most have taken our content down when we send notices and some tough guys have not. Hey they charge people to look at my content and many others so they are running a enterprise from the stuff i pay for. When we sue then they cry we are stepping on their rights of freedom! Thats BS i am just going after a business that makes MONEY off of my back! If you make no money from my works and take it down, i am pissed but i dont go after you .Mega made mega bucks and that why this will be a big case. If the Gov wins then the industry will change since anyone making money on piracy is now a fat sitting duck, if mega wins, then i will switch sides since it will make no sense for me to pay for content any longer when i can just rob thy neighbors catalogs and make money that way.|
|This is all full on you know.|
We have DMCA in place for people who whinge and not to mention name matching (A few only use this) where if something is uploaded and it matches something like 3 words, it's auto removed.
We have stuff in place for our prptection, fair enough dotcom can whinge as much as he wants that he is legit and we all know thats a croc of sh*t right. but with DMCA he and every other site on this planet that posts questionable items by the owner/uploader is Covered. these wa*kers who go after sites should lean on the DMCA for not doing their work! and leave the sites alone.. So Pirate On!
|posted by (2014-03-03 05:16:03)|
|An important thing is being missed; he was never ever served since he never ever had an office or an agent for mega upload in the U.S.; so how can he be extradited?|
He has to be formally charged by a grand jury and to this date has not..
THAT is why he is still where he is; the laws would have to be changed.
|Can Dotcom really win this?|
|the biggest thing that damages movie studios is the garbage they release.|
same for the music industry.
the only way he could win is if the system was fair, and that just ain't gonna happen in the US because corporations control the government, not the people...
and that won't happen until they stop allowing lobbyists.
alexanderlecard avatar you can candy coat all you wish indexing a torrent is no different then holding a dept store door open and saying come on but if you take anything im not responsible. I was doing this before most you were born back in news group days and billboards. I love extra however im no illusions about what it is im doing im stealing,im pirating. I accept the risks and the consequences."
Nice how your argument continues to ignore the fact that all search engines are just as guilty of the "crimes" you so happily admit to being a part of.
Do you get some kind of high thinking you are a bad ass or something?
"I was doing this before most you were born back in news group days and billboards."
Your nerd-ego is showing. No one here gives a rats ass that you are an old timer and were pirating files since it was Darpanet and you had to wind-up your computer that used punch cards as a mnonitor and had to connect to other computers using 2 tin-cans with a string between them as your modem. Get off of your high (GEEK) horse. What a narrisistic gas-bag.
You can say whatever you want, but when you ignore an obvious hole in your BS point of view, it's pretty obvious.
the biggest thing that damages movie studios is the garbage they release.
same for the music industry.
Yes there is a lot of content out there that is no that great but that is not the content that is heavily pirated. There is also alot crappy Tv's , shoes, clothes and food should that be free? Should you just be able to walk in anywhere you want and take something because you feel that it is not quality. Most people think the piracy problem is not real since it is not a physical object, they don't see it, feel it or touch out it. They just press a button and think I deserve everything and earn nothing. Watch, when digital currency becomes more of a standard is when there will be big changes, when average have their own money invested in something, like digital currency or artistic content and it gets ripped off, then they will feel the outrage.
|posted by (2014-03-03 14:00:36)|
|Its amazing how far Martin,from "The Simpsons" has come. I hope he does not get extradited back to USA. He left Springfield,became a internet guru,and really has done well!!! Cheers to you Martin,or whatever you changed your name to (Kim Dot Com),we are with you!!!|
|TheKeyisTheKey: not sure your point in your post. I was brutally Honest. Old timer or not There was a point to my statement You choose to ignore it. Be responsible, don't candy coat. Yes Google ,the net all use torrent indexing. So what.Again STOP it is what it is.Mega got popped he made hundreds of millions off piracy.He took risks Now he has to take that wealth and defend his position.But a spade is a spade.Period. Yes Im a bad ass for a Number of reasons,if you research me you'll see why.But not for my position Here on this debate.Im honest and blunt.Many cant Handle Facts and truth.which you seem to have a problem with.That's your issue ,see a therapist.as far as a hole in BS that's coming out of your mouth..youngster.|
|posted by (2014-03-03 22:49:47)|
I totally agree but be carefull stating these thoughts. The Elite is using our intelligence against us because they are so stupid. If you are saying that outloud they can fabricate a law against that. The whole world is a farce.
|posted by (2014-03-04 02:02:54)|
|everyone here knows why they are here that's a fact. you don't come here for the news articles, most of us anyways. im sure we can all agree kim was singled out, and yes google makes money off of linking to pirated material just as well as extra and mega do. the government rules everything and everyone and if you think otherwise go join kim in his cell and chit chat. as for|
we cant research you because we don't know your real name soooo yeah. also i hold open doors for people at depot stores all the time, don't mean if they walk inside and steal something its my fault. so again you made a very vague statement. if you like candy coating so much go buy a fondue kit. everyone has a side to take and i do not side with the government, they are the biggest thieves of all.
|guru4u i don't use fake names 20 years Google me.|
|posted by (2014-03-05 06:34:41)|
|It seems the feds just Won't leave that man alone. (smh)|
|posted by (2014-03-05 14:36:18)|
|thanks your right. difference is Everyone isn't right no matter what world they choose to live in. thanks.|
|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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