Earlier this year Andrus Nomm, one of the Megaupload employees indicted by the United States, was sentenced to a year in prison. Having done a deal with U.S. authorities and testified against Kim Dotcom, just nine months later the Estonian is a now a free man. Show More Summary
His fate now rests with a New Zealand judge.
Prosecutors: Dotcom made $175M, should face a jury for copyright crimes.
Kim Dotcom says he retains hope as his all-important extradition hearing wrapped up in New Zealand today. The fate of the Megaupload founder, who just slammed the U.S. as "bullies", now lies in the hands of the judge who gave him bail almost four years ago. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
A judge will now rule on whether the men should be sent to face trial in the U.S., where they have been charged with conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering.
After being scheduled for no more than a month, Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing has dragged on for almost 10 weeks. Expected to wrap up during the next two days, there's yet more uncertainty after the prosecution attempted to introduce new evidence at the 11th hour. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.
Judge Liam O'Grady -- the same guy who helped the US government take all of Kim Dotcom's stuff, is the judge handling the wacky Rightscorp-by-proxy lawsuit against Cox Communications. The key issue: Righscorp, on behalf of BMG and Round...Show More Summary
A possible release of Megaupload's servers, containing millions of files of former users as well as critical evidence for Kim Dotcom's defense, is still far away. Responding to questions from the federal court, the MPAA says that it's gravely concerned about the copyrighted works stored on there. Show More Summary
How does YTS, one of the most organized and notorious public torrent sites, strike a deal with Hollywood despite being listed as a notorious market by the U.S. government? We're all curious to know more, but spare a thought for Kim Dotcom. Show More Summary
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As Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing defense continues, the U.S. government has just asked the presiding judge to rule all of the Megaupload founder's evidence inadmissible. However, Dotcom informs TorrentFreak that the effort failed....Show More Summary
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As Kim Dotcom's extradition defense enters its second day, the court has heard that none of the 13 charges against the Megaupload founder are enough to extradite him to the United States. The U.S. is characterizing the alleged offenses as extraditable fraud but Dotcom's team believes that copyright violations can not be prosecuted as such. Show More Summary
After proceedings began in September, Kim Dotcom began his extradition hearing defense in New Zealand today. His legal team argued that U.S. prosecutors cherry-picked evidence, intentionally mis-translated discussions to make the entrepreneur look bad, and created criminal liability for service providers where none exists. Show More Summary
On Monday, the Megaupload founder will present a defense to attempts to send him to the United States. read more
With extradition looming, the Megaupload creator proposes a 'MegaNet'.
Efforts by Kim Dotcom's legal team to have his extradition hearing thrown out have failed today. As a result the Megaupload founder will begin his defense next week, presenting legal argument that he hopes will stop New Zealand authorities sending him to the United States. Show More Summary
Although it was due to end today there's no end in sight for the extradition hearing of Kim Dotcom and his co-accused. After a series of delays and adjournments the case continued this week, but on occasion without the Megaupload founder present due to a reported bad back. Show More Summary
Kim Dotcom's lawyers say the prosecution is guilty of misconduct.
Prosecutor Christine Gordon says the Megaupload execs are not as poor as they want the judge to believe.