How responsible is the NZ government for the Kim Dotcom fiasco?

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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6th October, 2012
Talk about thrills and spills. Kim Dotcom must be tempted to believe New Zealand and its governmental architecture are a giant theme park adventure ride designed especially for him. As with any good fairground ride, there have been scary bits: when armed police choppered into his mansion, and then all that time in the clink with a lumpy mattress. But since then, it’s been fun fun fun. After a trouble-prone career as first an internet hacker and later a buccaneer testing the margins of intellectual property law, he seems to have been doing what lawyers call jurisdiction-shopping when he ...

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