Kim Dotcom faces
extradition to the US
By Kate Bevan, Sophos
February 21, 2017
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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