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Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom loses appeal to access extradition evidence

By Naomi Tajitsu WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Friday suffered another blow to his fight against extradition to the United States to face online piracy charges after New Zealand’s highest court rejected his appeal to access evidence to be presented at the hearing. The Supreme Court ruled…

Kim Dotcom might sue Twitter, Google and Facebook over copyright infringement

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said Thursday he was considering taking legal action against tech giants such as Twitter, Google and Facebook for infringing copyright on a security measure he invented. Dotcom, who is on bail in New Zealand as US authorities seek his extradition in the world’s biggest copyright case,…

Megaupload boss allowed $49,000 monthly expenses

WELLINGTON — A New Zealand court granted Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom NZ$60,000 ($49,000) a month in living expenses Thursday as he awaits a US bid to extradite him on online piracy charges, reports said. The German national reportedly applied for NZ$220,000 month to cover his costs when he was freed…

Megaupload boss sweats on bail decision

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom is set to learn Wednesday if he will remain free on bail in New Zealand while US authorities seek his extradition on online piracy charges, reports said Tuesday. The German national was released last week after a judge dismissed fears he would flee the country to escape US allegations he masterminded…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom granted bail in N. Zealand

AUCKLAND — Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was granted bail in New Zealand Wednesday after previously being kept behind bars over fears he would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges. The 38-year-old German national has been in custody since January 20, when New Zealand police, cooperating with a…

Kim Dotcom’s bail rejected in New Zealand

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has failed to overturn a ruling that he remain behind bars in New Zealand while US officials seek his extradition for alleged copyright piracy, according to reports. Dotcom appeared in the Auckland High Court to appeal a judge’s refusal last week to grant bail because he…

Megaupload founder denies piracy, demands release

The founder of file-sharing site Megaupload.com appeared in a New Zealand court Monday demanding to be released from prison and denying he had done anything illegal. A judge reserved a decision until at least Tuesday on Kim Dotcom’s bail application as details emerged of his lavish champagne lifestyle involving fast…

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