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Kim Dotcom loses appeal against extradition

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In New Zealand, a court on Thursday the appeal of Kim Dotcom, the founder of the download website, Megaupload, against his extradition to the United States rejected. The 44-year-old German does not, however, accept the decision and get to the supreme court.

Dotcom, whose real name is Kim Schmitz, was in 2012 together with his ex-colleagues Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato in New Zealand arrested. The US is accusing Megaupload of it for at least $ 500 million to the copyright to have evaded by illegal distribution. There are a total of thirteen lawsuits have been formulated.

A local court decided in 2015 that the foursome delivered could be up to the US, after the decision in February 2017 in second instance was confirmed by the High Court in Auckland. Thursday remained the ruling also unchanged for the court of appeal in Wellington.

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Dotcom will, however, not to leave, one of his lawyers on Twitter know. “We are disappointed in the judgment of the court of appeal’, says the. “We are now three courts with each a different legal analysis – one even thought that there are absolutely no copyright infringements were. We will be going to the supreme court of New Zealand steps.”

If also that the green light would convert, is the actual decision on the extradition by the New Zealand minister of Justice, Andrew Little. In the USA risk of the four heavy prison sentences.

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