Dotcom Copyright Farce Makes a Mockery of the Law
More fallout from the sloppy work done on raiding Mr Dotcom’s home in NZ earlier this year with the SMH reporting that the initial warrant has been ruled invalid. So they are prepared to go to the trouble of landing by helicopter on the grounds, and storming the place with guns drawn (and destroying a service elevator) but it’s not important enough to them to make sure what they were doing was legal. Nice. Just another demonstration of the badness of copyright and its presumption that it is above all other laws. In the US, there’s a problem with service (and therefore power of the court to hear the case) because the company is not resident there. For good measure, the FBI have unlawfully taken data from the NZ raid overseas.
It is Kim Dotcom today, but tomorrow it will be Richard O’Dwyer. In a year or two it will be ordinary schmucks like you and me. Copyright is out of control.
The judgment is available from TVNZ here, assuming that is, the site isn’t brought down by some overzealous law enforcers before you get to it.