Fri, 29 Jun 2012 5:51a.m.
Kim Dotcom’s lawyer Ira Rothken says the High Court decision in favour of his client is an embarrassment to both the New Zealand and US governments.
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6/07/2012 4:57:54 a.m.
The TPP could allow the US and US companies to trample over NZ (and any other country signed to it for that matter) whenever they want.
1/07/2012 3:35:15 a.m.
It an embarrassment to all New Zealaners to why the American should retreive the multi millionaires private materials.. The man is under New Zealand once granted a NZ residency therfore you have no right and no business here at all and whatever evidence you are seeking for is bellow 0..Dotcom and his acomplish CAN SUE you, rethink..
29/06/2012 6:58:57 p.m.
This was all done to appease the US govt, who would have been pushing hard for it to happen. People should be angry about the fact that they trampled all over our country's sovereignty, and angry at our govt for letting them. They took evidence back to the US that they were legally not allowed to take, and the Police/govt let them. The FBI has NO business being here, ever. The ruling stating that no more material can leave the country is a joke, they will have shipped everything they wanted off to the US the moment they got it. Big Media obviously thought Kim Dotcom would be an easy target and chose to make him suffer on behalf of all the millions of websites out there that also (deliberately or not) infringe copyrights. Looks like they were wrong.
29/06/2012 6:02:36 p.m.
Kim for NZ Prime Minister.He has more brains, guts and business nous than anyone else.Plus he is a Kiwi hero.Look how good Angela Merkel is, danke Dotcom.
29/06/2012 5:00:16 p.m.
NZ has utterly disgraced itself and betrayed its people! The illegal Rambo-style raid has exposed our administration for what it is: lackeys of the US.
A raid of this nature must have been signed off at the highest level. Those individuals must not be allowed to get away with this.
And make no mistake, this goes well beyond Megaupload. It profoundly undermines our sovereignty and sets a dangerous precedent.
This is the most significant event of this nature, since the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior.
Heads must roll!
29/06/2012 3:00:07 p.m.
We all know that the nz police was just showing of to the FBI with the police jumping out of the helicopter and armed police etc etc.woohoo FBI look at us whos the idiots now.
29/06/2012 2:29:20 p.m.
Woohoo! Go Kim!
@S, Kim Dotcom is not stealing income from anyone. He set up a service with terms and conditions which users agreed to before being able use it. It's not his fault that some users breached the terms and conditions.
It's like if you rented out a house to people and asked them to sign a contract saying they wouldn't do anything illegal, but then they start growing marijuana and start a drug ring. Sure for one house it might be possible to enforce the rules regularly, but if you have over a 100 million for example, it becomes impossible to enforce the rules every second. All major websites have this issue, e.g. Google, YouTube, Facebook, etc.
29/06/2012 1:42:54 p.m.
I wonder if Facebook is going to be done by the US for all the illegal copyright infringements on their servers. It is the users downloading copyright or illegal material and up to the respective countries/government to put in measures to trace and prosecute users. Is Telecom/Telstra/Orcon etc going to be prosecuted, raided and their equipment confiscated for copyright material downloaded on their servers and equipment. Was the last picture or joke emailed to you or on Facebook copyrighted, scanned a book page or something you bought that was funny so you photographed it? Ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh look out that search warrant is coming your way. Hope it is an original.
29/06/2012 1:29:15 p.m.
Congrats!!!finally freedom is protected.USA government is corrupt to the bone.
29/06/2012 1:11:59 p.m.
not hard to make them look like bumbling fools when they Are.
further, corruption is in evidence all over the place with this nonsense.
i've actually been following US sources on this as well: they just make it look even worse, as the various attacks on the megaupload company itself were illegal as well. (simply put, it has no agency(?) in the USA, therefore cannot be served under US law... there's more to it than that, but that's problem number 1. then there's the US government's constant attempts to get evidence destroyed and prevent megaupload from being allowed legal representation... and that's just the beginning of the irregularities. care to tell me how a website paying it's hosting bills is evidence of 'money laundering'?)
seriously, all your comment tells us is that you're trying your hardest to be the stereo-typical ignorant American who thinks patriotism means the government can do no wrong.
news flash: when your politicians are bought and payed for, the odds of them doing Right are far lower, especially in matters where those doing the buying have an interest in one side.
John Banks has appeared in court over his failure to properly report donations to his mayoral campaign.
Patrick Gower says Mr Horomia's role as chief of the Maori caucus within Labour is likely to be picked up by Shane Jones.
While 48 percent of voters say Dotcom should stay, almost as many – 42 percent – say he should go.
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