Dotcom mourns TVNZ 7
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 6:03p.m.
By Jane Luscombe
Kim Dotcom says it's frightening that millions of people around the world have had their computer data seized and the courts still won't give it back.
His lawyers are making slow progress in the fight to have charges against Megaupload thrown out and the block on customers' data lifted.
Today the multi-millionaire tried to forget about his own troubles while he attended a funeral march for TVNZ 7.
It's amazing what can spring from a private pool party. Last week, Kim Dotcom was splashing around with a TVNZ 7 reporter.
Today he joined a funeral march for the channel.
But his own problems were still on his mind, and he spoke on issues of blocked customer data.
Dotcom lawyers apply to rid charges
The Green Party wants an independent police investigation into the raid on Dotcom's mansion.
“It does look as though there was perhaps inappropriate pressure coming from ministerial level perhaps, or from the US, that caused our police to act so inappropriately,” says Greens police spokesman Daivd Clendon.
Blogger Vaughn Davies told The Nation this morning the country owes Dotcom an apology.
“You know what it felt like to me was how Americans used to feel in the Bush era,” says Mr Davies. “Every time you'd meet an American they'd say ‘hey, we're not all like that’ and they'd apologise to you the moment you got off the plane, and as a Kiwi I've been feeling like that towards him.”
A Virginia judge has agreed Dotcom's legal team can prepare a case for the dismissal of copyright infringement charges against his company.
“Right now the motion to dismiss is only being brought on behalf of Megaupload,” says Dotcom’s attorney Ira Rothken. “Mr Dotcom and others are awaiting their extradition hearing, which will be on August 6 in New Zealand.”
Also waiting are Megaupload users.
Access to their files on the Megaupload site remains blocked, but the US judge is considering holding a hearing to decide whether that block should be lifted.
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3/07/2012 2:47:10 p.m.
I do not think that we need people who are dishonest to come and settle in NZ. Seems he gets away with it because he has money (which is illegal anyway so why does the Government accept his investments? - nice way to launder bad money)
1/07/2012 8:25:10 a.m.
who cares what this criminal thinks
30/06/2012 7:26:38 p.m.
Good work Kim. Don't forget to sue the Police.
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