New Zealand's Prime Minister says, "Sorry" to Kim Dotcom

MegaUpload and its founder, Kim Dotcom, have been under the gun since January, when the US government helped to lead a raid on the file sharing website. Dotcom was arrested in his home in New Zealand as part of the US's case against MegaUpload, which has accused the site of online content piracy.

However, the US government has suffered from some defeats in court in the past few months in its fight with Dotcom. This week, Dotcom received another victory of sorts as it was discovered that the New Zealand government illegally spied on Dotcom ahead of January's raid of his home.

New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) conducted an investigation into Dotcom, but as it turns out, that agency is not allowed to do so with New Zealand citizens. While Dotcom was born in Germany, he is in fact a citizen of New Zealand.

News.com reports that the country's leader, Prime Minister John Key, even offered a personal message to Dotcom, saying, "I apologize to Mr Dotcom. I apologize to New Zealanders because every New Zealander... is entitled to be protected from the law when it comes to the GCSB, and we failed to provide that appropriate protection for him."

Dotcom has responded to Key's apology on his Twitter account, saying:

Source: News.com | Image via Kim Dotcom

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I apologize to New Zealanders because every New Zealander... is entitled to be protected from the law when it comes to the GCSB, and we failed to provide that appropriate protection for him.

entitled to be protected FROM THE LAW

This is an interesting phrase.

Dotcom is winning more than the US Government it seems. I dunno, this is getting pretty one-sided. I see this entire thing going on for years, but with Dotcom gathering more and more victories.

Is that country related to the US by chance? No wait, the US just makes up more idiotic lies to cover up their mistakes and misdeeds. Then blames the victim.

Good luck with that extradition now, FBI. Seems as though NZ got it's head on a bit more straight.

bviktor said,
Sorry my @ss. How about "sorry" for raiding your home? Will that be fair, dear minister?

The PM of NZ has nothing to do with the Raids on K. Dotcom. He has, however, stepped up to apologize to NZ for NZ. It was the misconduct of the GCSB and international pressure from US enforcement agencies.