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Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom wants extradition appeal livestreamed to put US demands under scrutiny


By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

August 29, 2016 | 2 min read

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom’s legal scuffles with the far-reaching hand of the US over copyright infringements accusations continue as the New Zealand-based defendant asks the court to live-stream his extradition case.



Dotcom’s file-hosting site Megaupload was seized by the US government in 2012 over claims it was hosting files in breach of copyright, as a result the entire network was taken down, legitimate files included in addition to a number of his assets.

The US is currently filing for the extradition of the internet personality, a case of major concern to Dotcom, who is asking the case, which is expected to last around eight weeks, to be live streamed to the rest of the world.

He hopes that the airing of the case will open it to greater transparency, making it more accessible to legal experts across the world.

Dotcom lawyer Ron Mansfield said there were "unprecedented issues of public and international interest" and suggested a ten minute delay to ensure sensitive details were prevented from broadcast.

He aired the case on Twitter.

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