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Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/03/2012

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(Reuters) - A New Zealand court refused an appeal by the founder of online file-sharing site Megaupload.com to be freed on bail on Friday, agreeing with prosecutors there was a risk he would attempt to flee before an extradition hearing. Kim Dotcom, a German national also known as Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor, was returned to custody until February 22 ahead of a hearing on an extradition application by the United States. Prosecutors say Dotcom was the leader of a group that netted $175 million since 2005 by copying and distributing music, movies and other copyrighted content without authorization. Read on...
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"Megaupload founder refused bail in New Zealand", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 21/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/megaupload-founder-refused-bail-in-new-zealand