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Apple protected by Judge in separate phone cracking case

A judge has ruled that the American government is not legally entitled to force Apple to unlock an iPhone in a drug case, currently taking place in New York. Although entirely unrelated to the ongoing FBI demands of Apple with regards to the San Bernardino attacker’s phone, this case is …

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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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Ross Ulbricht appeal kicks off with attack on corrupt feds

Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht has served a year of his double-life sentence without parole, but is now getting the chance to appeal his original conviction. The first step on that road is a big one too, as his legal team submitted a 140+ page document requesting the original trial …

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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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U.S. asks judge throw out Kim Dotcom evidence, gets declined

The United States government has thrown its weight around during the extradition trial of legally embattled file locker founder Kim Dotcom, with a request sent to the judge presiding over the trial to throw out all evidence provided by Dotcom’s defence. Announcing however that he wants a “fair extradition,” the …

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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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Amazon targets fake reviewers with legal action

Although there are likely a number of people that have left joking or satirical reviews of products on Amazon for the purposes of humour rather than actually influencing the product’s sales, those that do it maliciously or for financial gain may be at risk of legal action, as Amazon has …

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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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Kim Dotcom’s data may be sent to the US after all

To say Kim Dotcom has been part of some protracted legal battles is a serious understatement. He’s been fighting his own extradition – or at least dodging the trial – since January 2012 and has been similarly fighting to have seized Megaupload servers and his own personal hard drives sent …

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Pirate Bay founder appeals ban on printing in prison

At this point in time, only one of the original founders of torrent search site The Pirate Bay is still behind bars for crimes related to the site, and that’s Fredrik Neij. Arrested last year after being picked up crossing the border between Laos and Thailand, he was sent back to …

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Alternate Silk Road owner evidence ruled inadmissable

The defence of Ross Ulbricht during his ongoing court case for owning and operating the Tor accessible drug marketplace, Silk Road, was dealt a blow yesterday, when evidence from an agent with the department of homeland security (DHS) that claimed Ulbricht was a fall guy, was ruled inadmissible by the …

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Authorities target Kim Dotcom’s family in new court filings

Kim Dotcom isn’t everyone’s favourite entrepreneur. He’s big, brash and has been well known for flaunting his wealth and success over the years. However since the raid on his home in January 2012, he’s become quite the activist, taking on governments and copyright lobby groups alike in courts and the …

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Amazon to trial drone delivery in the UK

Remember that video from late last year that seemed to show Amazon’s plans to use unmanned drones to deliver packages to customers that live near distribution centres? It was initially thought to be a bit of an attention grabber leading up to Christmas, but apparently there was some truth to …

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Court decides Dotcom can’t have his money after all

Its difficult to imagine a court case with more retractions, delays and turnarounds without contemplating some sort of lawyer heaven, thank Kim Dotcom’s, as it looks like the internet entrepreneur’s personal finances and assets, will not be returned to him after all. The original orders allowing the authorities to retain …

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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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