U.S. prosecutors file for extradition of Kim Dotcom from New Zealand

Papers were filed in New Zealand by United States federal prosecutors, seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload, and three of his associates. New Zealand justice officials told the Washington Post that the papers were filed Friday in Auckland's North Shore District Court, which is not releasing the papers at this time.

This is just the latest twist in the long-running story of Kim Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz in Germany, who remains under house arrest in Auckland, New Zealand. His colleagues, Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk, who each held senior positions at Megaupload under Kim Dotcom, are also under house arrest and are being sought for extradition as well. The extradition hearing has been scheduled for August.

The men are being accused by U.S. prosecutors of breaching copyright through the facilitation of millions of illegal downloads through Megaupload. Among the numerous offenses they are being accused of is racketeering, which the Washington Post points out carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

Dotcom says that U.S. authorities are selecting evidence, including email messages, in a way that is "misleading and malicious." He claims that there were employees at Megaupload whose job it was to take down infringing material, but U.S. authorities say that the company only deleted invidual links without removing the actual pirated content.

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fsX said,

You could care less?

I was thinking the same thing lol ... since he could care less, he must care at least a little bit about MU and Kim.com

Tim Dawg said,
Well I can say, as a US citizen, that I wish my government would focus on bigger problems. The peddling and interference created by the MPAA and RIAA are not on the top of my list and I could care less about MegaUpload or Kim Dotcom. I wish they would focus on a real problem.

If you could care less then why aren't you caring less?

Mr Nom Nom's said,

If you could care less then why aren't you caring less?

Ah, I see. Ok how about this - I have no care at all about...

Glassed Silver said,

Aaah! This is getting old now!

On another note: possibly factually correct.

I really can come up with things that would bother me even less.

Like a sack of rice tipping over in China...
Or a pineapple falling from a palm.

Like most sayings this one is well exaggerated from the start...

Either way, his point still stands, maybe you want to contribute more than reporting a flaw in a saying?

GS:ios


i'd care if pineapples would grow on palm trees
http://www.f-ruits.com/wp-cont...011/09/pineapple-plant5.jpg

simplezz said,
If the US isn't careful, it will make enemies all around the world.

I think it's a bit late for that, they figure the more enemies the more opportunities to obtain resources from them.

The whole "Intellectual Property" Bullsh*t idea stinks to high heaven. It's like saying that if I have a glass of water, I can't share it with anyone even though it's my water!!!! Same thing with file sharing. If it belongs to me and I want to share it then that is OUR right!!!!!

rdburke said,
The whole "Intellectual Property" Bullsh*t idea stinks to high heaven. It's like saying that if I have a glass of water, I can't share it with anyone even though it's my water!!!! Same thing with file sharing. If it belongs to me and I want to share it then that is OUR right!!!!!

except it doesn't belong to you, you are leaseing it or buying the rights to use it yourself

rdburke said,
The whole "Intellectual Property" Bullsh*t idea stinks to high heaven. It's like saying that if I have a glass of water, I can't share it with anyone even though it's my water!!!! Same thing with file sharing. If it belongs to me and I want to share it then that is OUR right!!!!!

As neufuse said, it doesn't belong to you. Only the physical disc and case belong to you. The rights to the pattern of 1s and 0s on that disc are merely licensed to you for your own personal use, nothing more.

rdburke said,
The whole "Intellectual Property" Bullsh*t idea stinks to high heaven. It's like saying that if I have a glass of water, I can't share it with anyone even though it's my water!!!! Same thing with file sharing. If it belongs to me and I want to share it then that is OUR right!!!!!

As neufuse said, it doesn't belong to you. Only the physical disc and case belong to you. The rights to the pattern of 1s and 0s on that disc are merely licensed to you for your own personal use, nothing more.

That said, I despise the RIAA and MPAA (and the UK equivalents) as much as the next man. Claiming to be looking after the interests of artists, when in fact all they care about is getting as much money for themselves (not the artists) as possible.

I mean how much of the money they leech from people with these lawsuits actually makes it back to the singers and actors (royalties)? I'd be willing to bet the percentage is very very small.

This is stupid. If he gets extradited to the US for breaking US Laws... I guess then anyone can be sent to the US for breaking a US law in any country... for example... me walking nude in Croatia (legal), I can be arrested and extradited to the US to face "public indecency" laws. WTF!

Titoist said,
This is stupid. If he gets extradited to the US for breaking US Laws... I guess then anyone can be sent to the US for breaking a US law in any country... for example... me walking nude in Croatia (legal), I can be arrested and extradited to the US to face "public indecency" laws. WTF!

Not quite... If you were to walk naked in the US and then return home you could be extradited.

It's down to breaking the law in that particular country. Seeing as the Internet has no boundary's technically when you do something that is illegal in a certain country and it affects that country then yes they will act.

Titoist said,
This is stupid. If he gets extradited to the US for breaking US Laws... I guess then anyone can be sent to the US for breaking a US law in any country... for example... me walking nude in Croatia (legal), I can be arrested and extradited to the US to face "public indecency" laws. WTF!
Except like Unplugged said, if you break the law in the US then are found outside of the country when they want to prosecute you then you can be extradited. Megaupload and Kim Dotcom screwed up by leasing servers in the US. Apparently that's what the feds are hinging their case on. He broke the laws of the US on US soil therefore he can be prosecuted and extradited. I believe if he did all the same behavior but neglected the US based servers then he might have made it a lot harder to prosecute him using US law. At least at that point it becomes a completely civil matter instead of the racketeering and conspiracy charges he's now facing.

In all actions in account of bodily injury or death or physcial damage to property, based on negligence. the plaintif shall be barred from recovering damages if trier of fact find that the contrbutory fault on the part of the plaintiff is more then 50%
3.Intentional torts occurs when person committed the act was able to forsee that the actions or at least intended to commit the action that resulted in damges to the plaintif. In other words plaintif can not be found more then 49 precent of the injury in order to collect. Once goods are placed on open market distributer becomes liable in all cases! I don't see how he causes any physical damage to copyright owners??

When software companies any company brings in as much as there employees earn then they can sue for or seek criminal damages against other people just trying to eat!!

Watch the movie "the Corporation" it will also explain some fact about US Corporation. operate. Will show how much these companies owe there employees and how much they owe us as US citizens!

You hear all these Hip Hop and music artist complain they are singing about these subjects for you! College is for the millionaires !! Millionaires should have degrees and be teaching the nation! Sitting in senate seats and making new laws. I don't care that you have a Bentley time to get a real JOB! Help the country people grow!

They are looking for counterfeit copyrighted goods and the sale of such items! Thats IT! Stop scaring people! Arest have nothing to do with Torrent network or IRC they are just saying be careful! As sometimes you are dealing in international trade!

Edited by Erik Ryans, Mar 6 2012, 11:27pm :

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