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Kim Dotcom allowed to sue New Zealand police, spy agencies

Published Dec 6th, 2012 7:31PM EST

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Kim Dotcom may soon have his revenge. The New Zealand Herald reports that the Megaupload founder has been “cleared to pursue a case for damages against the police and the Government Communications Security Bureau in a judgment which has opened the Government’s handling of the criminal copyright case for its harshest criticism yet.” The latest ruling, handed down by New Zealand’s High Court at Auckland, comes just a little less than a year after government officials raided Dotcom’s mansion and shut down his hugely popular file-sharing website. A New Zealand judge earlier this year ruled that the Dotcom raid had been carried out illegally and said “that the police, in executing the warrants, have exceeded what they could lawfully be authorised to do.”

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.

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