Megaupload employees Bram van der Kolk and Matthias Ortmann signed a deal with New Zealand and the United States. So they can be prosecuted in New Zealand for suspected copyright infringement via the internet service. In turn, the United States drops the extradition request.
“New Zealand is now our home and we want to stay here,” van der Kolk and Ortmann said in a statement. “The ongoing uncertainty over the extradition issue has taken a heavy toll on our lives and it is time to move on.” “As soon as these charges are heard by the New Zealand courts, the United States will withdraw extradition proceedings against us.”
The case against Megaupload, with which users can upload and download files from movies, TV shows and games, has been going on for nearly ten years. At the end of last year, the Supreme Court ruled that Megaupload employees are eligible for delivery to the United States.
Coming to court soon
“While this means we will not be extradited, there is still a trial before us where we will be charged in New Zealand. As this case is in court, we will not comment further,” Van der Kolk and Ortmann said. According to the New Zealand newspaper The Herald, the two are due to appear in court for the first time later this month.
Kim Dotcom Don’t Give Up
Megaupload co-founder Kim Dotcom says she won’t settle down keep resisting against charges. Thus, the 48-year-old former German hacker is in danger of being extradited to the United States soon.
dot com writes on twitter He does not accept the “injustice” inflicted on him, although he understands the decision of his former colleagues. “If I had to go to jail for what the Megaupload users did on our site, many CEOs of major tech companies are in the same boat with me.” According to the internet entrepreneur, Megaupload was no different from other major platforms where users could upload themselves.
Dotcom and Mega
Kim Dotcom is famous all over the world for his Megaupload case and extravagant way of life. Several documentaries have been made about him.
The huge company still exists and provides cloud storage services to individuals and businesses. The New Zealand company has 255 million registered users.
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