Friday, 21 September, 2018


New Zealand Court Rejects Kim Dotcom US Extradition Appeal

Kim Dotcom Kim Dotcom
Melba Vasquez | 05 July, 2018, 12:05

New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday dismissed an anti-extradition claim placed by internet mogul Kim Dotcom, and upheld an earlier verdict that stated the 44-year-old could be deported to the US.

"As people will know, I am prepared to fight to get justice, whether it is for me or others".

He said the court's interpretation of the relevant copyright provisions can not be right, and the precedent set has ramifications in New Zealand outside his case. "My case will be one of those".

If extradited to the United States, the internet entrepreneur would face charges of racketeering and copyright infringement over his now defunct file-sharing platform Megaupload.

Dotcom's lawyer Ira Rothken told Reuters via email that his client would appeal the decision in the country's highest judiciary body, the Supreme Court.

In October a year ago, the United States Supreme Court rejected Dotcom's challenge to the USA government's bid to seize assets held by him and others involved in Megaupload. If handed over to the USA, he and his three co-defendants will face charges of copyright infringement and fraud that resulted in damages to record and film studios to the tune of over $500 million.

In addition to Dotcom, who founded Megaupload and was its biggest shareholder, the U.S.is also seeking to extradite former Megaupload officers Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato.

The final decision as to whether the four men will be extradited will be made by Justice Minister Andrew Little.

"The appellants are accused of conduct that, if proved, would establish extradition offences in New Zealand law", it said.

The group lost their case in the North Shore District Court in 2015 and has now lost appeals to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

He tweeted yesterday that he had spent 165 days in court - and $40 million in legal fees. He changed his last name to Dotcom in 2012.

Discovery in the case has centred on raw communications of the GCSB regarding Mr Dotcom.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Trump moves to block China Mobile from U.S.  market

    Trump moves to block China Mobile from U.S. market

    Giving China Mobile access to the USA telecommunications market could lead to a spike in Chinese spying, it said. He added that the United States should stop putting "unreasonable pressure" on Chinese firms.
    Hot dog eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Famous 2018 competition

    Hot dog eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Famous 2018 competition

    Still, she easily beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. He borrowed 300 dollars from his friends Jimmy Durante and Eddie Cantor so he could open a hot dog shop.
    An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy

    An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy

    The follicles that remain said Pors are non-cancerous and this is because they develop during fetal live of a woman. Next, the researchers experimented with mice and transplanted a decellularized and seeded matrix into the animals.
  • ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Linda Hunt Taken To Hospital After Car Accident

    ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Linda Hunt Taken To Hospital After Car Accident

    According to the gossip rag, Hunt was driving a black BMW SUV and attempted to make a left turn. We reached out to Linda's rep to check on her condition, but have not yet heard back.
    Scarlett Johansson Takes Heat for Playing Trans Man

    Scarlett Johansson Takes Heat for Playing Trans Man

    Johansson responded to the backlash , telling Marie Claire she "certainly would never presume to play another race of a person". Speaking through a representative, Johansson's statement reveals that all of the backlash is unfounded.
    Three charged in kidnapping of Halloween actress Daisy McCrickin

    Three charged in kidnapping of Halloween actress Daisy McCrickin

    Stewart also cut and disabled Capone's tongue, "put out an eye", and cut his nose, ear and lip, according to the indictment. He was being held on $2.08 million bail and faces a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison without parole.
  • Jordan denies he knew of Ohio State sex abuse

    Jordan denies he knew of Ohio State sex abuse

    For any teacher, protecting kids is the absolute first priority-and I say that as a former kindergarten teacher. Ohio State has an obligation to get to the bottom of this with a thorough and fair investigation.

    'Child's Play' Movie Reboot in the Works

    It's unclear whether this reboot will embrace that sense of humor, or return to the darker roots of the original 1988 movie. In the original Child's Play franchise from the 1980s, a family is plagued by a doll that's possessed by a serial killer.
    Chris Froome cleared of wrongdoing in 'anti-doping' case

    Chris Froome cleared of wrongdoing in 'anti-doping' case

    He comes into this race on the back of four top-five finishes in stage races in 2018, including a second place at the Criterium du Dauphine.
  • Nikki Bella Gives Major Update on Relationship Status With John Cena

    Nikki Bella Gives Major Update on Relationship Status With John Cena

    According to Nikki Bella , she and John Cena , her former fiancé, are just friends. We are both working on each other, and trying to work on us.

    Blac Chyna Reportedly Been Dating 19-Year Old Devin Haney For Months

    The hip-hop veteran has called out 19-year-old boxer Devin Haney for allegedly dating the mother of two. The world was shocked when they found out that Chyna was dating Jay, who was 12 years her junior.

    Stephen Curry, Wife Ayesha Announce Birth of Son Canon W. Jack Curry

    Stephen wrote, "On this journey, on this quest. protect me". We can only imagine how excited they must be. Canon arrived early, Ayesha Curry said.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 'strongly rebukes' Diego Maradona comments after England win against Colombia Federation Internationale de Football Association  'strongly rebukes' Diego Maradona comments after England win against Colombia I think it will be very hard . "It's like a scene from "MASH" in the dressing room. I'm very good at it", he added. "We'll know more over the next 36 hours", he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron having fun in Nigeria French President Emmanuel Macron having fun in Nigeria Macron, who is visiting the country for the second time, made this known after his visit to the Afrika Shrine on Tuesday. So if I have one message for young people, it's this: "'Yes, politics is important; yes, be involved'".

MSP for paddy hiked by Rs. 200 MSP for paddy hiked by Rs. 200 Welcoming the decision, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, "We will ensure that each grain is bought at MSP". The MSP hike, Singh said, will cost the exchequer more than Rs 15,000 crore in the current fiscal.

Six held over attack plot on Iran opposition in France Six held over attack plot on Iran opposition in France When Obama was negotiating the Iran deal he chose to get on the good side of certain people. So far, neither the Trump administration has not responded to requests for evidence.

Manager fired over text messages to worker with child on life support Manager fired over text messages to worker with child on life support Fisher told Fox17 that she did not return to work, as her 18-year-old son Jason remained on life support at the C.S. Fisher said she was told by the doctors that her son needed to be transported to the University of MI .

Australian supermarkets work to prevent "bag rage" as plastics ban takes effect Australian supermarkets work to prevent Ms Paramor is anxious that the the decision could encourage other big retailers to "backslide" on the self-imposed bans. The Victorian government on Wednesday announced single-use plastic bags would be phased out over the next 18 months.

Honor introduces new Honor 10 GT with 8GB of RAM Honor introduces new Honor 10 GT with 8GB of RAM The software update is now in beta, but should start arriving to all phones no later than July 15. The Verge reports the Honor 10 GT will have the same specs as the Honor 10 apart from the RAM.

Mario Hezonja agrees with Knicks on one-year, $6.5M deal Mario Hezonja agrees with Knicks on one-year, $6.5M deal Mario Hezonja , super-talented basketball player from Dubrovnik, remains in the NBA league, but will not stay in Orlando. Hezonja, a three-year veteran, has yet to live up to hopes as the fifth pick in the 2015 draft by the Orlando Magic .

UK Government planning to ban gay conversion therapy UK Government planning to ban gay conversion therapy We all have a part to play in creating a society where every lesbian, gay, bi and trans person is accepted without exception. Prime minister Theresa May has promised to "eradicate the abhorrent practice" as part of a new LGBT action plan .

Trump asked aides if he could invade Venezuela past year Although the president gave no indication he was about to call up the military, the idea appeared to remain in his head. Donald Trump reportedly wanted to address the crisis by mounting a USA invasion and deposing President Nicolas Maduro.

China trade war likely to hit Europe China trade war likely to hit Europe The past two summits ended without a statement due to disagreements over the South China Sea and trade. "They send a Mercedes in, we can't send our cars in".

Leaked Document Shows Trump Wants To Destroy WTO Relationship Leaked Document Shows Trump Wants To Destroy WTO Relationship Trump's aggressive stance has roiled U.S. relations with allies and trading partners from Europe to China. The United States has "a big disadvantage with the WTO".

Serena surges into Wimbledon third round Serena surges into Wimbledon third round We have a lot of equal play on the main courts in the other three Grand Slams", Venus said after her second round win over Alexandra Dulgheru on Court One.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Fighting Trump's Tariffs with Facts The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Is Fighting Trump's Tariffs with Facts Last week, the president increased his threats, suggesting a 20 percent tariff on auto imports. Later this month, EU President Jean-Claude Juncker will fly to Washington for talks.

Spending Extra Hours At Work? Ladies, You Are At Risk Of Diabetes Spending Extra Hours At Work? Ladies, You Are At Risk Of Diabetes The men's higher level of physical activity may help to explain, in part, their lower risk of developing diabetes. According to the findings, an increased risk was not found among those working between 30 and 40 hours per week.