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Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Bid
to Avoid Extradition to US
Jul 5, 2018 12:44 AM CDT
Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Bid to Avoid Extradition to US
His lawyer plans Supreme Court appeal
- Flamboyant Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the US to face criminal charges. New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to US...
Bad News for Kim Dotcom
From NZ Judge: Extradition
Feb 20, 2017 7:53 AM CST
Bad News for Kim Dotcom From NZ Judge: Extradition
Judge upheld earlier court ruling that internet entrepreneur can be sent to US
- A New Zealand judge on Monday upheld an earlier court ruling that flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the US to face criminal charges. The decision comes five years after US authorities shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges...
Judge: Kim Dotcom
Can Be Extradited to US
Dec 23, 2015 1:25 AM CST
Judge: Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited to US
Case could have major online copyright implications
- A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges. Dotcom's lawyers say they will appeal the decision. Judge Nevin Dawson's ruling came nearly four years after US authorities...
Kim Dotcom Brings Own Chair to Extradition Hearing
Sep 21, 2015 10:20 AM CDT
Kim Dotcom Brings Own Chair to Extradition Hearing
It's expected to last 4 weeks
- The colorful founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, closed by authorities in 2012, will face trial in the US if prosecutors have their way. Kim Dotcom —charged with conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, racketeering, and money-laundering—appeared in a New Zealand court today for an extradition hearing in which US...
Lying About It
Sep 15, 2014 6:53 AM CDT
New Zealand Was Spying on Citizens, Lying About It
PM's claims to contrary 'false,' says Edward Snowden with election days away
- Edward Snowden's latest revelations target New Zealand: The country's leaders repeatedly told the public that they weren't working on a domestic spying program, the whistleblower says, when in fact they were doing just that. "The Prime Minister’s claim to the public, that ‘there is...
Did New Zealand
Use NSA to Spy
on Kim Dotcom?
Aug 26, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
Did New Zealand Use NSA to Spy on Kim Dotcom?
Agency's technology may be used for 'bread-and-butter law enforcement': journalist
- New Zealand has previously acknowledged surveillance of Kim Dotcom, the man behind file-sharing site Megaupload—and a new assessment suggests that NSA systems may have helped. The investigation, initially posted by New Zealand journalist Keith Ng and reviewed at Ars Technica , relates to the country's Government Communications Security Bureau,...
Kim Dotcom Accuses FBI
of Illegal File-Sharing
Jun 7, 2012 12:25 AM CDT
Kim Dotcom Accuses FBI of Illegal File-Sharing
Cloned computers sent to the US without approval of NZ authorities
- Kim Dotcom, the MegaUpload chief fighting extradition to the US from New Zealand, says the FBI did some illegal file sharing of its own. His lawyer claims agents committed an "illegal act" by sending cloned copies of Dotcom's seized computer to the US via Fedex without a judge'...
Must Get by
on $49K a Month
Mar 22, 2012 11:59 AM CDT
Dotcom Must Get by on $49K a Month
Megaupload founder also granted use of his $120K car
- It will be hard, but as he waits for a decision on his extradition to the US, somehow Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom will have to survive on a monthly allowance … of almost $50,000. That's how much a New Zealand court granted Dotcom, who faces copyright infringement and...
Fed Crackdown Panics
Jan 25, 2012 2:50 AM CST
Fed Crackdown Panics File-Sharing Sites
Top cyberlocker sites move to restrict usage, some shut down
- The FBI-led shutdown of Megaupload last week has many of the top file-sharing sites around the world panicking, causing them to shut down their controversial services, reports ABC News . Two—Uploadbox.com and x7.to—are completely closing, while seven others have introduced restrictions. Limits include restricting users' ability to...
Jan 21, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Web's New Colorful Bad Boy: 'Kim Dotcom'
German-born Kim Schmitz leads a lavish lifestyle
- The high-profile crackdown this week on MegaUpload.com on allegations of online piracy has brought the larger-than-life exploits of its founder, Kim Dotcom, into the spotlight. We already knew he had a safe room . Some other highlights collected from the
Wall Street Journal
, and the
Megaupload Founder Hid
From Cops in Panic Room
Jan 20, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Megaupload Founder Hid From Cops in Panic Room
Police raid Kim Dotcom's fortified mansion
- New Zealand police raided the fortified mansion of Megaupload founder "Kim Dotcom" today, and the arrest did not go smoothly. Police tell the AFP that when they arrived, Dotcom, who is also known as Kim Schmitz, "retreated into the house and activated a number of electronic locking mechanisms,...
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