Prove there is a copyright breach - lawyer in Megaupload case lays down challenge over FBI claim | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Prove there is a copyright breach - lawyer in Megaupload case lays down challenge over FBI claim

There was no evidence put forward by the FBI the movies or music found on the defunct Megaupload site were actually covered by copyright, the Supreme Court has been told.

Instead, it was told the decision to extradite Megaupload's Kim Dotcom, and three others, was made on the assumption the works over which copyright was claimed were actually covered by United States copyright law.

Grant Illingworth, QC, told the Supreme Court in Wellington a serious criminal charge resulting in possible decades of prison time required the key evidential link to be shown.

It should not have been assumed, he said, because it was a core fact in the allegation of offending.

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