WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand' highest court on Thursday said it would hear an appeal from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, who is attempting to overturn a lower court's ruling that he can be extradited to the United States to face racketeering and copyright charges.The Supreme Court said it had jurisdiction over the appeal and granted leave for the case to proceed, according to a statement on the court's website.gi The six-year legal saga is widely seen as a test for how far the United States can reach globally to apply American firms' intellectual property rights.The Court of Appeal in July upheld a lower court ruling in 2017 that the extradition could take place.U.S. authorities say Dotcom and three co-accused Megaupload executives cost film studios and record companies more than $500 million and generated more than $175 million (138.65 million pounds) in revenue by encouraging paying users to store and share copyrighted material."We are pleased that the New Zealand Supreme Court … [Read more...] about New Zealand’s Supreme Court to hear Dotcom extradition appeal
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Nick Perry, Associated Press Updated 8:27 pm PST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, right, hands out bags of coffee to the media as a Christmas present in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Prime Minister Ardern said that six months after giving birth, she's looking forward to spending more time with her daughter Neve over the Christmas break and thanking everybody who's helped her juggle responsibilities. less New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, right, hands out bags of coffee to the media as a Christmas present in Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Prime Minister Ardern said that six ... more Photo: Mark Baker, AP Photo: Mark Baker, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 New … [Read more...] about New Zealand leader excited for holiday break with infant
EERIE LAST PIC OF BRIT A WOMAN claims to have spotted a British backpacker who mysteriously vanished in New Zealand standing next to a road 14miles from where she was last seen. Grace Millane’s family, from Essex, is desperately trying to find the 22-year-old after she didn’t return to her room in an Auckland hostel six days ago. For the full story, tap here. LIFE LESSONS A FED-UP dad has upset his daughter by making her walk five miles to school in Ohio in freezing weather to stop her from bullying. Matt Cox, though, has been accused of “stupidity” after posting a video of his shamed ten-year-old marching alongside a road to “teach her a lesson”. Tap here for the full story and video. MH370 'FLYING FIREBALL' FLIGHT MH370 would have turned into a flying fireball if batteries being carried in its hold exploded and engulfed the fuselage, a pilot claims. Retired United Airlines captain Ross Aimer, who has 40 years of flying experience, believes this … [Read more...] about Eerie last CCTV image of Brit missing in New Zealand and did MH370 erupt into a flying fireball?
GRACE Millane has vanished in New Zealand. Here's what we know about the missing Brit. When did Grace Millane go missing? Grace Millane's family is desperately trying to reach the 22-year-old after she didn't return to her room in the Auckland hostel six days ago. Originally from Essex, she travelled to the North Island city two weeks ago but alarms bells rang when she failed to respond to birthday well-wishes early this week. Grace had been staying at the Base Backpackers on Queen Street, a popular accommodation provider in the centre of the city. According to the NZ Herald, there was no evidence of foul play and her belongings remained in her hostel room. Her brother Michael said Grace had been missing for five days after failing to return to her room, and police were now scouring social media and CCTV for clues. He added: "Thursday was the last time we spoke to Gracie, we speak daily. We're still appealing for information." What is the latest news? Michael also posted a public … [Read more...] about When did Grace Millane go missing in New Zealand and what’s the latest news and updates?
A BRIT backpacker has disappeared from a hostel in New Zealand sparking an urgent public appeal for help. The family of Grace Millane are desperately trying to reach the 22-year-old after she didn't return to her room in the Auckland hostel five days ago. Originally from Essex, she travelled to the North Island city two weeks ago but set off alarms bells when she didn't respond to birthday well-wishes. Her brother Michael said Grace had been missing for five days after failing to return to her room, and police were now scouring social media and CCTV for clues. He added: "Thursday was the last time we spoke to Gracie, we speak daily. We're still appealing for information." Michael also posted a public appeal on Facebook, imploring those who read it to share it across community groups. He wrote: "She has not returned to her hostel room in Auckland New Zealand and family members have had no contact since Saturday 1st December. "The Embassy have been contacted. Please share and … [Read more...] about Hunt for British backpacker, 22, who mysteriously vanished in New Zealand after failing to respond to birthday messages