Most governments are unwilling to own up to unlawful surveillance. But not in New Zealand. The country’s prime minister this week admitted that one of its spy agencies illegally intercepted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s communications for a full month—prompting an inquiry into how it was allowed to happen.It was like they had a vendetta against this guy, or something...
The development is the latest in a string of blunders related to an attempt to extradite Dotcom to the United States. The 38-year-old millionaire, who was born in Germany, is accused of orchestrating the biggest copyright infringement conspiracy in U.S. history—but authorities have so far handled the case disastrously. Working in collaboration with the FBI, armed police raided Dotcom’s $25 million New Zealand mansion in January. However, a judge later ruled the raid had been authorized using an invalid warrant—rendering the search of Dotcom’s home, and the seizure of his property, “illegal.”
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Illegalities And Misdemeanors