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Dotcom wants computers back

Megaupload founder and alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom has been back in court, this time challenging the legality of the warrants used to seize his belongings.

 
 

MEGAUPLOAD founder and alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom has been back in court, this time challenging the legality of the warrants used to seize his belongings.

Dotcom’s lawyer, Paul Davison, told the High Court in Auckland on Tuesday that the search warrants used by police, acting on behalf of the FBI, were too broad.

“What happened was just the wholesale sweeping out and gathering of anything that fit the overly broad description of electronic data storage device,” he said.

Dotcom wants access to his computers that were seized by police so he can prepare for his extradition hearing in August, ONE News reports.

The judge is expected to reach a decision by the end of the week.

Police raided Dotcom’s $NZ30 million ($A23 million) mansion in Coatesville, north of Auckland, in January.

Dotcom and three others were arrested. They face charges in the US of racketeering, copyright infringement and money laundering in relation to the Megaupload site.

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