Kim Dotcom Gets Internet Access

April 2, 2012 -

A New Zealand Court has lightened some of the restrictions on Megaupload founders Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato. Noting the four had "behaved commendably" since their release from jail, North Shore District Court Judge David Harvey granted Dotcom access to the Internet, limited access to a swimming pool near his home (that he owns) and two trips each week to Roundhead Studios in Auckland to finish an album. Yes, Dotcom is making a music album. Dotcom was released from jail in March, but had a number of heavy restrictions put on him.

The judge also granted co-defendants Batato, Ortmann and Van der Kolk permission to travel to Dotcom’s home once a week for a visit of up to six hours so that they can work on a defense.

They four defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit money-laundering, copyright infringement and aiding and abetting copyright infringement.

An extradition hearing is planned for August for Dotcom.

Source: TorrentFreak, image provided by Shutterstock.


Re: Kim Dotcom Gets Internet Access

They don't ease restrictions unless its obvious that the defendant has a very good chance of winning his case.

Yes, I am a liberal. I also believe in a strong military, less government, and the right to bear arms. 

Re: Kim Dotcom Gets Internet Access

It's like they were found guilty of posession of child porn or something.

Re: Kim Dotcom Gets Internet Access

I am actually surprised that was not part of the charges since MegaUpload was used for distributing kiddy porn.   Stilll, kids are not as important as major organizations failing to get preferred advertising deals....

Re: Kim Dotcom Gets Internet Access

conspiracy? money-laundering?  where did these come from?!  the mafiAAs must be throwing everything they can think of at these guys...

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