Judge Rules Megaupload Raid Was Illegal

0
0
Subscribe to FBI alerts

In a decision that must have come as a blow to the FBI and the MPAA, as well as to authorities in New Zealand, a court in Wellington ruled today (Thursday) that the search warrants used by local police to seize The Computers and other property of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were illegal and that the FBI's effort to copy data on his computer and take it to the U.S. were also illegal. "The warrants did not adequately describe the offenses to which they related," High Court Judge Justice Helen Winkelmann said in her ruling. "Indeed they fell well short of that. They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid." Winkleman also remarked that she is taking into consideration questions of whether the actions of police amounted to unreasonable search and seizure and trespass.

28/06/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: FBI - Justice - The Computers

0
0
Subscribe to FBI alerts
Advertisement

More Fbi

Shia LaBeouf's NSA Surveillance Claims Proven Correct

Shia LaBeouf's NSA worries were essentially proved correct over the weekend as further details emerged of technology giants' co-operation with US spy agencies. Apple, Facebook...

Advertisement

Comments

FBI Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on FBI

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All