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Abraham David Sofaer, a former New York federal judge, recently was presenting a paper at the National Academy of Sciences about deterring cyberattacks when he learned the feds had shut down Megaupload, seizing its domain names, in a criminal copyright infringement case.
Troubling him more than his paper on global cybersecurity (.pdf) was learning that the government had seized the files of 66.6 million customers as part of its prosecution of the file-sharing site’s top officers, and was refusing to give any of the data back to its owners.
“It’s really quite outrageous, frankly,”
- from the stuff article linked above
A Kiwi judge has overruled the wishes of the US Government and granted internet millionaire Kim Dotcom the right to information gathered by the FBI in the copyright case against him.
The US had stringently opposed the piracy-accused's application for "disclosure", citing its treaty agreements with New Zealand which meant the process was not mandatory.
In making his decision, in the Auckland District Court yesterday, Judge David Harvey said Dotcom's right to a fair trial was at risk if he was not given disclosure.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
Imagine that - a NZ judge tells the US that a fair trial is actually important - the cheeky bugger!!