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New Ruling Doesn’t Require All Dotcom Evidence

March 1st, 2013

Kim Dotcom, founder of the embattled Megaupload site, experienced a setback today as a ruling came down from a New Zealand court. The court ruled that not all evidence against Dotcom need be handed over by the United States. Dotcom, who has been accused by the FBI of earning millions from illegally-uploaded and distributed content, saw a ruling overturned that would have seen all FBI evidence being made available to him.

Dotcom maintains that Megaupload did not engage in illegal file sharing, and merely provided a space where data could be stored online. Therefore, Dotcom feels that he should not be held responsible for the content that was stored at his site. The cause has been fraught with inconsistencies, from alleged illegal search warrants to illegal spying on the founder.