Megaupload founder wins latest round in extradition fight, earning right to see government documents on arrest Megaupload tycoon Kim Dotcom has won a significant battle in his ongoing war against a US extradition order after a court ruled that the New Zealand authorities must disclose information about illegally spying on him. The high court verdict also means that Dotcom can claim damages from the Government Communications Security Bureau in New Zealand for a raid on his house in January under the instructions of the FBI in the US. The US government is battling to extradite Dotcom from New Zealand on charges of fraud, money laundering and copyright infringement on the popular Megaupload website, part of a file-sharing empire that generated $175m in the seven years it operated. It was shut down in January, with the entertainment industry estimating the site traded $500m of illegally copied material. The new court ruling allows Dotcom’s lawyers access to the GCSB files on the surveillance at his home and the police requests for information on his case.
Kim Dotcom granted access to spying records by New Zealand court
Posted by getsomenews.com on Dec 06, 2012