Megaupload Founder Suffers Setback In US Extradition Bid

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 2:16 PM EST) -- A New Zealand appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. is not required to hand over all of its evidence against Megaupload Ltd. founder Kim Dotcom — who is facing criminal charges stemming from the now-defunct file-hosting sites — in the run-up to his extradition hearing.

The decision reverses a lower court's order that required U.S. authorities to give Dotcom access to evidence before his extradition hearing, currently scheduled for August. Dotcom, who is free on bail, claimed that in order to have a fair hearing,...
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