Kim DotCom Extradition Hearing Pushed to March 2013

July 10, 2012 -

Megaupload found Kim DotCom won't have to worry about the prospect of being shipped off to the United States to faces various charges related to the U.S. government's takedown of the popular file sharing and storage site. A New Zealand judge has pushed DotCom's extradition hearing to March of 2013. Naturally this will give DotCom more time to prepare for whatever lawyers for the U.S. government can throw at him.

Megaupload was shut down in January via a joint law enforcement effort by U.S. and New Zealand authorities as part of a sting operation against sites that enabled copyright infringement. His extradition hearing was scheduled for August of this year. If it had proceeded, the U.S. government only planned to show him 40 pages of documents detailing the evidence against him, which would have made preparing for his case a lot more difficult. Now DotCom's lawyers have the time needed to get the U.S. government to reveal more of the evidence they plan to use against him next year...

Source: VentureBeat


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Re: Kim DotCom Extradition Hearing Pushed to March 2013

Good the US needs to lose this big time.


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: Kim DotCom Extradition Hearing Pushed to March 2013

Sadly, even if they fail to extradite him, the US still wins because they will have shut his business down long enough to kill it. That is the end goal. The extradition and trial are only means to an end.

Re: Kim DotCom Extradition Hearing Pushed to March 2013

Further more, the US is really only doing it for more corporate cock sucking.

 
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