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Kim Dotcom faces extradition to the US

By Kate Bevan, Sophos

February 21, 2017

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the Megaupload content-sharing website that was shut down in 2012, can be extradited to the US, the New Zealand high court has ruled.

Dotcom, who is a New Zealand resident, is facing 13 charges in the US including allegations of conspiracy to commit racketeering, copyright infringment, money-laundering and wire fraud. The Auckland courtís ruling upholds a decision in a lower court made in December 2015.

US authorities say the site cost film studios and copyright-holders more than $500m, although Dotcom says he was not responsible for the copyright infringment his users carried out.

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