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Kim Dotcom fights US extradition in New Zealand's top court


The Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the seven-year-old case after Dotcom and the others lost several previous court rulings.

But even if the men lose their latest appeal, they have legal options which could keep their case alive in the New Zealand court system and delay any extradition for several more years.

U.S. authorities in 2012 shut down Dotcom's file-sharing website Megaupload and filed charges of conspiracy, racketeering and money laundering. If found guilty, the men could face decades in prison.

Megaupload was once one of the internet's most popular sites. U.S. prosecutors say it raked in at least $175 million, mainly from people using it to illegally download songs, television shows and movies.

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Comment by Ed Price
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It’s all about company profits. Did he hurt anyone? If he stands as a man, not represented, according to both NZ and US law, he has the right to face his accuser. If his accuser on the indictments isn’t a man, there is nobody to take the oath/affirmation, get on the stand, show harm or damage, and testify that K.C was the one who did the harm or damage. On the other hand, if he is represented rather than being present (as in an attorney representing him), he loses his rights as a man. The attorney takes over. There is no requirement for a man/woman accuser to take the oath and get on the stand. So, it’s all about freedom to be a man/woman in court, and the man/woman who was hurt getting on the stand, so that company profits can rule the land.