Concerns over New Zealand's diplomatic relations with the
United States were a factor in the Government's
decision-making during the legal battle over Kim Dotcom's
Kim Dotcom has told a court he was punched and kicked to the
ground by members of the police special tactics group during
the raid on his mansion.
Kim Dotcom has been labelled a "career criminal" by Hollywood
ahead of a landmark hearing in the internet piracy case.
Kim Dotcom's extradition hearing has been put off until next
Internet mogul Kim Dotcom
should be able to fight the US Government without his hands
tied behind his back, his lawyer says.
The High Court has ruled the police raid on internet
entrepreneur Kim Dotcom's Auckland mansion was illegal and
the removal from New Zealand of cloned copies of hard drives
seized was unlawful.
The FBI has been ordered to start copying 150 terabytes of
data - including 10 million emails - contained on the seized
computers belonging to internet mogul Kim Dotcom.
Kim Dotcom's legal team have asked United States courts to
throw out charges against his Megaupload company.
Megaupload millionaire Kim Dotcom will move back into his $30
million mansion after bail conditions for him and his three
co-accused were relaxed further by the court today.
The Government's lawyers have been ordered to explain how the
FBI left the country with evidence in the Kim Dotcom case
meant to be kept in "secure custody'' by New Zealand police.
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