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Right to copy vs. copyright: FBI accused of ‘stealing’ Megaupload evidence

Friday, June 8, 2012

Right to copy vs. copyright: FBI accused of ‘stealing’ Megaupload evidence


While the owners of the Megaupload.com website are locked in lawsuits over illegal data sharing, the FBI is suspected of removing evidence against them without permission. The Bureau claims there was no violation: the obtained evidence is “digital.”

­The legal team of Kim Dotcom, the owner of the file-sharing website, has launched an offensive against the FBI. They argue the Bureau has illegally copied data from Dotcom’s computers and sent cloned information to America.

The first [copies] were sent without the New Zealand Police having any say in it whatsoever. If [they] went offshore without the consent of the attorney-general, it was an illegal act,” said William Akel, Dotcom’s lawyer, as quoted by the New Zealand daily Stuff..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-steal-megaupload-evidence-287/

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