A New Zealand court ruled today that Kim Dotcom, along with three co-accused can be extradited to the United States to face four year old charges of copyright infringement stemming from the Mega Upload file sharing platform. In handing down his ruling backing the case that Dotcom should face the United States legal system, Judge Nevin Dawson relayed that the U.S. government had an "overwhelming" amount of evidence proving guilt in millions of lost revenue for copyright holder.
Dotcom's team plan has immediately filed an appeal, ensuring the long-running saga has a way to go just yet.
We believe the dist ct was wrong. Today's decision rendered the NZ ISP criminal copyright safe harbor illusory. Justice was not served today— Ira Rothken (@rothken) December 23, 2015