Kim Dotcom faces small win

Last updated 11:51 14/08/2014
Kim Dotcom
Lawrence Smith
Kim Dotcom

Relevant offers

Crime

Court fixture board shows names before suppression considered Armed offender flees police after crashing car in Far North Palmerston North man attacked by beggars Convicted murderer Stephen Hudson forces change to prison rule Parole Board recalls student drug dealer Benjamen Belmont back to jail Owner jailed after ordering pet dog to attack cop Chinese national sentenced for immigration fraud at Hamilton District Court Meth-fuelled, Taser-armed dairy raider jailed Lawyers refuse assault case due to conflict of interest Two female joggers indecently assaulted in suburban Auckland

Kim Dotcom looks close to gaining access to copies of the electronic data seized in the raid on his mansion in 2012.

He faces an extradition hearing, scheduled for February, at which US authorities will ask for him to be sent to America to face copyright-infringement criminal charges arising from the Megaupload internet file-sharing platform.

Computers and electronic data were seized in the police raid at his property in January 2012 and have not been returned.

His lawyers have argued he needs access to his records if he is to counter the inferences US authorities say should be drawn from the "comparative handful" of emails they have selected to use against him.

Dotcom's lawyer, Paul Davison, QC, said in the Court of Appeal in Wellington today the only way to rebut the case against his client would be to demonstrate the selection of documents was misleading. The defence would also have to show that nothing supported the allegation of a conspiracy to infringe copyright.

The three judges have asked both sides to agree terms for return of most of the material.

The hearing has adjourned and may resume later today.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content