Kim Dotcom getting copies of data seized in Megaupload raid
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Kim Dotcom, former owner of file-sharing and storage site Megaupload, is being reunited with the data from servers that were seized by police in 2012. According to The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand’s Court of Appeal has ruled that police must provide copies of the data on all electronic devices that were confiscated in the raid on Dotcom’s mansion “as soon as reasonably practicable.” It’s the latest decision in a protracted battle between Dotcom, New Zealand courts, and the US government, which is attempting to extradite him to face criminal copyright infringement charges.
Dotcom is accused of running the now defunct Megaupload as a massive piracy ring, intentionally encouraging people to post copyrighted material. Dotcom, by…