US Officially Files Extradition Papers For Megaupload Founder

Gadgehit writes: "The US government has officially filed papers in New Zealand requesting extradition of founder, Kim Dotcom and three other senior members of the company. The US had 45 days to file the papers from the initial arrest of the four men in New Zealand, who are accused of allowing and helping users of their site to download and share copyrighted data."

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Speed-Racer1696d ago

HAHAHA damn, right on the last minute.

C_Menz1695d ago

Well Kim Dotcom is probably having an even worse day now. I would think that New Zealand would go a bit easier on him than the U.S.

fatstarr1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

I think he can win.

"I’m no piracy king, I offered online storage and bandwidth to users and that’s it."

the us is going to seem like a backwards place if you get more time in jail for internet crimes than murder.

C_Menz1695d ago

People involve with drugs already get more jail in some cases than murder. I doubt he will win and don't be surprised at 20 or more years in prison.

gaffyh1695d ago

I think he could win in New Zealand if a case went to court, but if he gets extradited, he probably won't. Still, separation of powers is there to protect people, so there is still some hope even if that is the case.

Moncole1694d ago

It must be horrible not being able to use internet