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Kim Dotcom's US extradition case will be livestreamed to the world


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

August 30, 2016 | 2 min read

Kim Dotcom, file-sharing entrepreneur and former head of the shuttered Megaupload, has been granted the right to have has US extradition case live-streamed by the New Zealand government.


Kim Dotcom

Earlier this week, Dotcom's lawyer Ron Mansfield said there were "unprecedented issues of public and international interest" in the case and it should be broadcast with a ten-minute delay implemented to ensure sensitive details are censored all in a effort to enforce greater scrutiny upon US efforts to try Dotcom for his part in illegal file sharing atop accusations of money laundering.

Bankrupt Dotcom, who has spent much of his vast fortune in defense against the US copyright enforcement taskforce has received the right to livestream his case against extradition to the States, with the stipulation it can be from from his own camera with a 20-minute delay.

The footage will only be available during the trial's duration and comments on the feed will be disabled to avoid any legal mishaps upon the broadcast.

The hearing is expected to last at least six weeks.


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