Dotcom bid to reclaim files in court

Last updated 13:20, June 19 2014

Kim Dotcom's bid to gain access to specific files from computers seized in the 2012 raid on his Coatesville mansion, was back in court today.

The Megaupload founder was not at the High Court in Auckland this morning as his legal team pleaded his case against the attorney-general.

The hearing, of which the content was suppressed, comes before his extradition hearing begins next month.

In May last year Chief High Court Justice Helen Winkelmann, who also presided over today's hearing, ordered the police to sift through all digital material taken illegally from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and to return anything irrelevant to their investigation - at their own cost.

Last year's judgment said the seizure of devices without sorting them first was unlawful, and that the police had no right to keep irrelevant material. 

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