US Attempt to Have Kim Dotcom Remanded FailedAdded: Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Mr Dotcom has successfully denied an attempt by the American government to have him remanded in custody. The New Zealand court has finally ruled that Kim Dotcom hadn’t broken bail conditions and posed no flight risk.
The founder of the well-known and now defunct file-sharing portal MegaUpload (and a rap singer also), Dotcom has been on bail for almost three years, continuing to fight an attempt by American law enforcement authorities to extradite him over copyright violation, money laundering and racketeering charges. New Zealand court has rejected claims from the American government that Kim, a German national with permanent New Zealand resident status, had hidden a huge sack of money before trying to leave the country.
The judge argued that Dotcom can’t prove he has salted away money, and nor should he be required to do so. The court pointed out that Kim has made a substantial investment in money and time in his efforts to stay in New Zealand, and therefore the judge is not satisfied that Dotcom has hidden money for the purposes of escaping the country.
In respond, the MegaUpload founder argued that a freeze on his assets has left him unable to even pay for legal representation. The MPAA seized his shares of Mega, the MegaUpload’s successor, and brought a separate civil case against him.
Although Dotcom was allowed to stay free, he still had his bail conditions increased: for example, he was banned from travelling in his helicopter or in “sea-going vessels”.
Kim Dotcom, residing on a 60-acre estate in Auckland, has also set up a music service Baboom, but recently had to severe ties with it. Then he has entered the world of politics, establishing and funding the Internet party, which entered into an agreement with the Mana party in order to contend New Zealand elections this past September. However, they failed to win a seat.
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Sunday, December 14th, 2014
|Hey I own a harddrive, have some extra space, instead of you trying to "hack the space" wanna buy it? Lol, so if a drug dealer grows weed, is the landlord resposible? Leave the guy alone, it is not his business to infringe on the privacy act of any country to make sure that what is rented out is not being used illegally. hey storing info here, 0011 0100 1001 0110, anyone?|
|posted by (2014-12-14 06:27:58)|
|Datashift. I guess you haven't read all the charges against him.|
|US refused to pay by the pound.|
|I am American & the mpaa is nothing more then the mafia for the mob controlled entertainment industry. They need to lose this case against Kim. Only then will he have the chance to counter sue for damages! Only then will Mr.Dotcom have the last laugh. The mpaa only represents six major studios yet they swear they represent the industry as a whole...Yea right, i guess independents are not the industry & studios that do not wish to conform to mpaa regulation are not as well. Good luck Mr.Dotcom I am praying you when this case for us all to have freedom to share digital media for the right to inform one another even if it something as simple as a movie spoiler or give your thoughts to this music for free!|
|@4: it's all about the almighty DOLLAR. Money is the biggest religion in the world. If someone can screw someone else over who has enough of it, they will try. If they lose, they will get all their mates to try. Simple as that. Those wankers make the laws, so its a rigged system where nobody who is the "victim" can win. Good on ya KIM, hope you end up filing a law suit against them, and WINNING. I will support you|
|posted by (2014-12-17 08:05:54)|
|poor dotcom i never got music or movies from there but i liked that site||
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