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A New Zealand court orders its government to release records on the illegal surveillance and raid of DotCom's mansion, which may help the MegaUpload founder's case against U.S. extradition.
The founder of MegaUpload and accused pirate says that when new cloud storage service goes live, it will be found at Mega.co.nz
DotCom is about to start another cloud locker service. The U.S. Attorney notes that DotCom said under oath he would not restart the business.
The MegaUpload founder could become an Internet version of Maximus, the cinematic gladiator who won the crowd and defied an empire.
The Apple cofounder stopped in to visit Kim DotCom, the accused video pirate, on a recent trip to New Zealand. See the photo.
As expected, the United States files an official request to extradite Kim DotCom, the MegaUpload founder accused of piracy and racketeering.
The founder of the cyberlocker service will remain in jail at least until his extradition hearing is held on Feb. 22.
The founder of the cyberlocker service must stay in police custody in New Zealand until February 22, when an extradition hearing is expected. The U.S. has accused DotCom of masterminding a massive criminal piracy operation, and it wants him brought to Virginia to stand trial.
The MPAA says the now-defunct file-sharing site should pay millions because it allegedly infringed on copyrighted movies and TV shows, while encouraging others to do the same.
The cyberlocker's founder Kim Dotcom says that he recently learned a "large number of Mega accounts" were being used by people in the Department of Justice and the U.S. Senate.