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  1. News - Hong Kong - COPYRIGHT

    Kim Dotcom going to court to unfreeze his assets

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Lana Lam

    ... or paying bandwidth expenses needed to return cloud storage data to users." Hong Kong customs started working with the FBI in late 2010 as part of the transnational operation and spent more ...

  2. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand police ordered to return Dotcom material

    Posted May 31st 2013, 03:40pm by AFP

    ... to the FBI. Dotcom’s US-based lawyer Ira Rothkin tweeted that his legal team was analysing the decision. US authorities allege Megaupload and related file-sharing sites netted more than US$175 million and cost copyright owners more than US$500 million by offering pirated copies of movies, TV shows and other content. The US Justice Department and FBI want Dotcom to face charges of racketeering, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Internet guru Kim Dotcom plans to sue Hong Kong government

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... by 100 customs officers working with the FBI and his assets were frozen. Dotcom claims Megaupload was protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act that provides a safe harbour for sites so ... and Response teams and in conjunction with a dramatic raid in New Zealand where Dotcom was living at the time. Customs officials were first approached in late-2010 by the FBI to help them with the case ...

  4. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Kim Dotcom blasts New Zealand police ‘cover-up’

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... will be respected if there are no consequences when the GCSB breaks the law?” deputy leader Grant Robertson said. The US Justice Department and FBI allege Dotcom’s Megaupload sites netted more than US$175 ...

  5. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Dotcom plans free broadband for NZ

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian

    ... addresses on behalf of the FBI. Six months later, New Zealand's high court ruled that the operation was illegal. Dotcom has been free on bail since February, but faces an extradition hearing ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Megaupload boss plans relaunch on raid anniversary

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... laundering, racketeering, fraud and online copyright theft. He faces up to 20 years jail if convicted in a US court. The FBI and US Justice Department allege Megaupload sites netted more than US$175 ...

  7. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    NZ launches inquiry into spying in Megaupload case

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 01:36pm by Reuters in Wellington

    ... in January, confiscating computers and hard drives, works of art, and cars. The FBI accuses the flamboyant Dotcom, a 38-year-old German national also known as Kim Schmitz, of leading a group ...

  8. News - Asia - TECHNOLOGY

    Kim Dotcom mulls suing Twitter, Google for ‘copyright breach’ on 2-step authentication

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 11:35am by AFP

    ... Department and FBI want Dotcom to face charges of racketeering, fraud, money-laundering and copyright theft in a US court, which could see him jailed for up to 20 years. He denies US allegations ...

  9. Comment

    Kim Dotcom: the geek bearing gifts

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... should not be a civil matter to be pursued by the studios themselves, rather than a criminal case. The FBI and federal prosecutors have turned the arrests of Dotcom and his colleagues ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Big bucks and big brother

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... seizing millions in assets and bank accounts, at the request of the FBI. So who is Kim Dotcom? Born in Germany as Kim Schmitz, the young Kim first got into trouble with the law at 19. He ... had to provide their important donors with an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act," he said. "The FBI was well aware that my co-defendants and I had made arrangements to rent ...




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