U.S. loses bid to revoke Megaupload founder's bail conditions

December 1, 2014 6:36 AM

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U.S. loses bid to revoke Megaupload founder's bail conditions

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have lost a motion to have cyber fugitive Kim Dotcom remanded in custody in New Zealand before his extradition hearing to face internet piracy charges in the United States.

An Auckland court on Monday rejected allegations that Dotcom, the founder of the Megaupload online file storage site, was a flight risk and had broken the terms of his bail conditions imposed after flamboyant internet entrepreneur was arrested by U.S. and New Zealand authorities in early 2012.

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