Kim Dotcom Granted Permission to Livestream Extradition Hearing


Kim Dotcom’s extradition hearing in New Zealand will be the first ever court case in the country to be livestreamed after a judge granted permission to the internet pioneer.

Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, is wanted in the United States on online piracy charges.

Dotcom hopes the livestream on YouTube will improve transparency in a case he claims has been beset by “misconduct and lies.”

In a series of tweets Tuesday, Dotcom encouraged Hong Kong authorities to follow the livestream, claiming they will learn how the U.S. Department of Justice mishandled the case.

“This is breaking new ground,” Dotcom tweeted. “New Zealand at the forefront of transparent Justice! Leadership!”

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SOURCE: Newsweek, Anthony Cuthbertson