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Catch up on Dotcom’s livestreamed extradition appeal here

The Kim Dotcom extradition appeal is an ongoing legal battle between the German national and the combined might of the NZ and U.S. governments, but it’s not happening quietly. You can watch a replay of the livestream now, in preparation for its continuance Thursday (NZ time) early tomorrow. Dotcom’s legal …

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NZ courts give approval for Dotcom trial live stream

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For the first time in New Zealand’s history, one of its court trials will be live streamed to the world and it’s Kim Dotcom’s extradition appeal that will break this new ground. It should give viewers much deeper insight into the case itself, but also a look at how the …

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Dotcom gets at least one more summer in New Zealand

The appeal for internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial has been set of August, so the MegaUpload founder will have at least a few more months to prepare and  can finish out this summer there. This comes despite demands from the U.S. that his appeal be fast tracked to hurry …

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Courts rule Kim Dotcom to be extradited to the U.S.

Kim Dotcom is to be sent to America to faced charges on conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, money laundering and fraud, as per the whims of the New Zealand court that presided over his extradition trial. Although the German entrepreneur has promised to appeal, him and his co-defendants have all …

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Kim Dotcom given access to Hong Kong funds

One of the biggest pieces of contention in the Kim Dotcom extradition saga, has been whether the MegaUpload founder should have access to the money he made during the file-locker’s life. While not all of it has been returned to him, the New Zealand High Court has now given access …

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Dotcom case ends, U.S. attempts last-minute evidence submission

The long awaited extradition trial of legally-embattled Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants has finally come to close, but not before the prosecution attempted to submit a last-minute piece of evidence, despite its side of the case having ended weeks ago. Regardless, this marks the beginning of the end of a …

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Kim Dotcom begins extradition defence

Larger than life internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been in the sights of U.S. and New Zealand authorities for years as they attempted to deport him to America to face charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement and money laundering. While he managed to postpone the necessary extradition trial for …

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MegaUpload defence claims U.S. trial tactics ‘unfair’

The extradition trial of the MegaUpload operators, including Kim Dotcom, versus the United States, has been ongoing for just over a week now, with most of that time spent giving the New Zealand Crown Court – representing the U.S. – its opportunity to paint an unflattering picture of the site …

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Dotcom is trying to delay his extradition trial, again

Kim Dotcom has spent nearly four years avoiding, delaying and attempting to have thrown out, his extradition trial. The court date, if met, would see him and his fellow MegaUpload defendants legally battling to not be sent to the US to face charges related to the running of his file …

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Kim Dotcom: U.S. offered plea deal, I refused

While the United States has been pretty tight lipped about its ongoing attempts to extradite and imprison internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, the German native has been very vocal about his side of the equation. In a recent Q&A on Slashdot, the Megaupload founder even suggested that the U.S. had attempted …

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MEGA fails in stock exchange bid

MEGA, the encrypted file locker site launched by former MegaUpload owner, Kim Dotcom, has failed in its bid to become listed on the New Zealand stock exchange through a reverse takeover, which saw it absorb TRS Investments, a company already listed. However while TRS then went ahead with attempting to change …

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MegaUpload software dev. pleads guilty on copyright charges

One of the software developers that worked on the long defunct MegaUpload file locker site, founded by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has plead guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, after being arrested in the US just a few days ago. His sentence will see him spend the next …

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Dotcom’s legal team ask to postpone MPAA lawsuit

When it looked like MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom’s legal team might actually win his extradition trial, the MPAA and RIAA announced new law suits to try and cripple his funding. Those suits are still ongoing today, but now Dotcom’s representatives want them delayed, since once again, the extradition trial has …

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New Zealanders split on Kim Dotcom extradition

With Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial finally looks like it’s going to take place in a couple of months’ time, there’s been talk in New Zealand of whether or not justice minister Judith Collins should step in and block the extradition. However in a poll of New Zealand citizens, …

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Kim Dotcom denied access to extradition data

Kim Dotcom has been battling his extradition since January 2012. While the trial has yet to take place, having been put off several times (and now set for July this year) he’s spent a lot of time and energy merely trying to get a look at the evidence arraigned against …

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NZ Prime Minister was friends with head of GCSB spy agency

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During the Kim Dotcom extradition trial, the New Zealand prime minister, John Key, has attempted to distance himself from the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) intelligence agency that performed illegal spying on the Megaupload founder. However it has now been revealed that they were more than just acquaintances and according to some, even childhood …

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Dotcom can now sue NZ intelligence agency for spying

Kim Dotcom, the embattled founder of Megaupload and Mega, has won another victory in Kiwi court, after a judge denied the appeal of his opposition to overturn an initial ruling, that said he would be allowed to sue the New Zealand intelligence agency, GCSB. While that’s all a little confusing, …

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US authorities win appeal in Dotcom extradition case

Throughout the extradition war between Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and the US authorities attempting to send him to their homeland for a full criminal trial, one of the battlegrounds has been whether Dotcom’s legal team should be given access to all the evidence against their client, or simply be given …

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High Court rules Kim Dotcom to see all prosecution evidence

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Legally embattled owner of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, has secured a minor victory in New Zealand, after the High Court backed up an earlier decision by Judge David Harvey, who stepped down earlier this year after making impartial comments relating to the case. Mr Dotcom and his legal team will be …

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