MegaUpload Continues Fighting in US CourtAdded: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Attorneys of MegaUpload keep trying to reclaim an estimated $67 million in assets seized by the American government a few years ago. 4 years ago, the police raided MegaUpload and its founder Kim Dotcom, with American and New Zealand authorities seizing millions of dollars which were allegedly obtained through copyright and money laundering crimes. Later, the American government started another civil action in attempt to forfeit the bank accounts, cars and other seized assets of the MegaUpload defendants.
The authorities of the United States called Kim Dotcom and his colleagues “fugitives” and the court sided with the US in summer 2015. In response, MegaUpload’s lawyers appealed the decision and defended their position in the 4th Circuit appeals court, saying that Dotcom and his former colleagues were simply exercising their legal right to defend themselves. They also believe that the District Court’s decision denied MegaUpload’s basic rights and violated due process.
It should be noted that MegaUpload has previously received support from prominent legal experts, who submitted an independent brief in support of the cyberlocker, where they described the assets seizure as a dangerous violation of due process rights.
The key question in the appeal is whether the District Court’s order to forfeit $67 million in assets was correct. The case now lies in the hands of the Appeals Court, the decision of which will be crucial for the criminal trial. However, the Hong Kong and New Zealand courts will also have to agree with the verdict, because many of the contested assets are located in those countries.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
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