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# 208623 20-Feb-2017 15:38
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And Dotcom he's out of here, good riddance, don't let the door hit your butt on the way out. 

 

Interesting comment though that "copyright infringement is not a criminal offense in NZ". Seems "copyright is theft" is fundamentally wrong based on the High Court decision....


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  # 1723101 20-Feb-2017 15:45
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he may well get a position in Trumps cabinet!!


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  # 1723102 20-Feb-2017 15:45
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Very interesting but I will believe it when I actually see him sitting on the plane.

 

Does this judgement leave any wriggle room at all, or is it finally the end of the road? The finding that copyright infringement can't be used to extradite him seems a little perplexing.

 

 





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  # 1723110 20-Feb-2017 15:50
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I gather that under our extradition treaty, someone must have a case to answer for that based on our own laws would result in a prison term of x period. Given that there is no prison sentence for copyright infringement in NZ, then he can't be extradited for that purpose.

 

They have had to rely on the money laundering / racketeering charges for the purposes of the extradition. Guilt / innocence of the charges it to be decided in a US court, but our judges were obviously of the opinion he had a case to answer.

 

There are still the possibilities of the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court if there are grounds for appeal (IE a judge has incorrectly applied elements of the law and/or precedent set by a binding authority) but as far as I know, if the high court has done everything right, then neither the court of appeal or supreme court are obligated to hear the case.

 

Agree, until his fat arse is actually on a plane and its in the air, Elvis has not yet left the building.....


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  # 1723122 20-Feb-2017 16:06
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Don't get too excited. This will still hit the Court of Appeal (probably from both sides, as the crown lost fairly majorly in some ways ) and then the Supreme Court.

 

Whether you like him personally or not, there is just simply no way he should be extradited, and if the case does eventually go against him, it will be a travesty. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1723127 20-Feb-2017 16:09
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RNZ:

 

Mr Dotcom's legal team have already signalled that they will take the fight to the Court of Appeal.





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  # 1723133 20-Feb-2017 16:19
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sen8or:

 

And Dotcom he's out of here, good riddance, don't let the door hit your butt on the way out. 

 

Interesting comment though that "copyright infringement is not a criminal offense in NZ". Seems "copyright is theft" is fundamentally wrong based on the High Court decision....

 

 

Does that mean anyone can take anyone else's content and use as their own and have no come backs?




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  # 1723135 20-Feb-2017 16:22
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Not "no comebacks" as there is copyright legislation, its just not a criminal offence


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  # 1723140 20-Feb-2017 16:33
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People do seem to have been jailed for it, though not many. It isn't very clear.

 

What does seem clear is that you can be done for fraud if you profit from it in any way.  

 

 





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  # 1723144 20-Feb-2017 16:42
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Gif's Below, let me know if they dont work.

 

 


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  # 1723148 20-Feb-2017 17:04
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*hasta.  


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Rikkitic:

People do seem to have been jailed for it, though not many. It isn't very clear.


What does seem clear is that you can be done for fraud if you profit from it in any way.  


 



Indeed, so the providers of OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and any other cloud storage service are now on notice that they could be personally arrested/have their lives destroyed if any users of their system ever store copyrighted materials there.

Users of these services should brace for the fee increases that will be passed down once the copyright owners get around to all these guys with the whole "Lovely cloud service you got 'ere, guvna, innit? Shame about that Kim Dotcom guy. 'Aate for that to 'appen to you too, guvna."




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  # 1723174 20-Feb-2017 18:01
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Indeed, so the providers of OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and any other cloud storage service are now on notice that they could be personally arrested/have their lives destroyed if any users of their system ever store copyrighted materials there.

Users of these services should brace for the fee increases that will be passed down once the copyright owners get around to all these guys with the whole "Lovely cloud service you got 'ere, guvna, innit? Shame about that Kim Dotcom guy. 'Aate for that to 'appen to you too, guvna."

 

Except the large German had a service that was designed specifically to enable and encourage people to breach copyright and seek profit from doing so.  The whole payment/fee structure was designed to encourage copyright breach.  Also, when told to remove offending material, this wasn't done; rather just a specific link to the material was removed.

 

The sooner he is deported and tried, the better.  Anyone who goes to a country and tries to subvert their political system, and chants obscenities about the democratically elected leader, should expect no sympathy.  And that's leaving aside the fact that he failed to disclose his criminal convictions when applying for residency.


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  # 1723178 20-Feb-2017 18:06
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Get him out of here ASAP!

 

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I guess there is a lot of hate against KDC here. I'm not quite sure why. It all seems rather right-wing and reactionary to me. Kind of like - "lets all laugh at the fat man".

 

As for this whole business of sending people to face charges in a jurisdiction that they have never visited - I find that scary. As an early poster pointed out - maybe DropBox, One Cloud, Youtube et al are now worried but somehow I don't think so. One of KDC's problems is that he has never contributed to any US political party.

 

As far as I am aware, copyright infringement is still a civil matter in this country and should not be a reason for extradition. Hence the trumped up money laundering charges to try and come up with something that falls within the bounds of the extradition treaty.

 

I understand that KDC had his servers located in a US facility. Is that grounds for extradition?

 

Lets face it - he got up the noses of the various **AA US organisations (who *are* major political contributors in the US) and of course our cops really did want to play with guns and helicopters at dawn.

 

I think the whole sorry affair is a terrible indictment of how NZ kowtows to the US and their "best government money can buy" political philosophy. Certainly not a system I want to see in this country.

 

 


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  # 1723183 20-Feb-2017 18:22
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Except the large German had a service that was designed specifically to enable and encourage people to breach copyright and seek profit from doing so.  The whole payment/fee structure was designed to encourage copyright breach.  

 

 

So did Youtube, and literally dozens or hundreds of other sites. 

 

shk292:

 

Also, when told to remove offending material, this wasn't done; rather just a specific link to the material was removed.

 

 

Have a read of this, other major cloud providers (including DropBox and Google Drive) do exactly the same thing. 

 

https://torrentfreak.com/is-megauploads-crime-a-common-cloud-hosting-practice-170218/

 

shk292:

 

Anyone who goes to a country and tries to subvert their political system, and chants obscenities about the democratically elected leader, should expect no sympathy.  And that's leaving aside the fact that he failed to disclose his criminal convictions when applying for residency.

 

 

He's hardly the only person who said "F*ck John Key", or the only rich guy who has started their own political party when they were unhappy about events transpiring them around me. I'm a bit conflicted around the conviction thing, it wasn't one of his foreign convictions (he disclosed those as required) but was a dangerous driving charge for doing 150 in a 50 zone in NZ. It's bad that he didn't declare it, but I'd be very surprised if a driving charge was grounds for refusing residency. 

 

 





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