Dotcom wins 'defendant' right

Last updated 05:00 06/12/2012
Kim Dotcom
Reuters
KIM DOTCOM: Went to the High Court asking that the Government Communications Security Bureau be officially made a "defendant".

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Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has won another court victory, and was today given the right to drag the secretive GCSB into the spotlight of a courtroom.

Dotcom went to the High Court asking that the Government Communications Security Bureau be officially made a "defendant" in a judicial review of the botched police raid on his mansion in January.

Forcing the GCSB to be tied to the court action opens it up to court ordered "discovery" - meaning Dotcom's lawyers can go fishing for documents as they continue to fight extradition to the US to face copyright charges.

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