1. Post #1
    PikachuX1000
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    May 2008
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    A New Zealand court ruled on Thursday that search warrants used to raid the mansion of the Megaupload founder were illegal.

    New Zealand High Court Judge Justice Helen Winkelmann also ruled that the FBI copying data from Kim Dotcom's computer and taking it outside the country were also illegal.

    Winkelmann ruled that the offence was not adequately described in the search warrants.

    "The warrants did not adequately describe the offences to which they related," said Winkelmann. "Indeed they fell well short of that. They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid."

    Since the ruling New Zealand police said in a statement they were taken the Judge Winkelmann's ruling into consideration and were in talks to decide which actions should be taken next.

    Kim Dotcom is currently on bail in New Zealand currently fighting extradition from New Zealand to the United States.

    The U.S. government is seeking their extradition on charges of racketeering, money laundering and copyright infringement.

    Megaupload Founder, Kim Dotcom, was arrested in January after authorities, which included the FBI, shut down Megaupload for online piracy.

    U.S prosecutors accused the site of inflicting copyright holders with losses over $500m, while the company generated $175m in revenues.

    The file hosting service, Megaupload.com, asked for U.S. criminal charges against the company to be dismissed in June this year, arguing that the U.S. has no jurisdiction over the Hong Kong based service.

    Under U.S. law a company cannot be indicted that is not in the United States.
    Source: http://www.cbronline.com/news/judge-...illegal-290612

    KimDotcom also recently tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/220552354108411904
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  2. Post #2
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    August 2010
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    Late. I'm not entirely sure where but we do have a thread on this in SH somewhere.
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  3. Post #3
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    And there goes an already shaky case.
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  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    June 2009
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    I don't understand why people support him so much, there's huge bias for megaupload and it's completely mislead by people making excuses. It genuinely was/is a site full of pirated software, it shouldn't be allowed to continue doing that and the evidence shouldn't be ignored just because it didn't fit some specific requirements.
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  5. Post #5
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    I don't understand why people support him so much, there's huge bias for megaupload and it's completely mislead by people making excuses. It genuinely was/is a site full of pirated software, it shouldn't be allowed to continue doing that and the evidence shouldn't be ignored just because it didn't fit some specific requirements.
    The warrants were illegal, therefore it doesn't matter what he was doing. Thats how the law works.
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  6. Post #6
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    I don't understand why people support him so much, there's huge bias for megaupload and it's completely mislead by people making excuses. It genuinely was/is a site full of pirated software, it shouldn't be allowed to continue doing that and the evidence shouldn't be ignored just because it didn't fit some specific requirements.
    You do realize that this whole thing was just a way to gain control over the internet right? They thought they could march in to any country take who ever they wanted and do whatever they wanted. And yes it did have pirated software, but how can a site like that with huge amounts of traffic and uploads ever possibly imagine to govern it? I'm sure somewhere in their ToS they said they did not control what users uploaded and pretty much had no control over it. And it isn't called bias when you are hoping that this shit will stop.
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  7. Post #7
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    And because the arrests were illegal, the case was shut down right before they found the evidence of his connection to a pedophile terrorist pirate ring.
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  8. Post #8
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    January 2006
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    Why did they even do it in the first place?

    They must've known that it would be illegal?
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    December 2010
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    Doesnt matter, corporate interest > justice
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    And they took software from NZ illegally then said they could because it was only software, while they were suing him for pretty much the same thing when you think about it.
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    Why did they even do it in the first place?

    They must've known that it would be illegal?
    Right, as if they care.
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  13. Post #13
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    And yes it did have pirated software, but how can a site like that with huge amounts of traffic and uploads ever possibly imagine to govern it?
    Well, they did get numerous DMCA requests to take the files down but they simply took down the links to it so it still existed. Plus, there's phone calls where Dotcom (or someone, I dunno) mentions that he knows MU is full of pirated stuff, I can't recall it that well.
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  14. Post #14
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
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    I don't understand why people support him so much, there's huge bias for megaupload and it's completely mislead by people making excuses. It genuinely was/is a site full of pirated software, it shouldn't be allowed to continue doing that and the evidence shouldn't be ignored just because it didn't fit some specific requirements.
    just because piracy is illegal, does not make it suddenly alright to attempt to ruin a man's life and make an example of him.
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