Dot­com wins right to live-stream ap­peal

The Myanmar Times - - World -

In­ter­net en­tre­pre­neur Kim Dot­com has been granted his wish to live-stream his bid to avoid ex­tra­di­tion to the United States where he is wanted on on­line piracy charges. At­tempts by the United States to block the live-stream­ing re­quest were re­jected by Judge Mur­ray Gil­bert in the Auck­land High Court. Lawyers for the US ar­gued live-stream­ing could pol­lute a po­ten­tial jury pool if the founder of the Me­gau­pload file-shar­ing ser­vice ended up on trial in the United States. But, Mr Gil­bert ruled it could go ahead only un­der strict conditions. The live-stream must be de­layed by 20 min­utes, to al­low the court time to pre­vent any re­stricted ma­te­rial from be­ing pub­lished, and all footage must be re­moved from the In­ter­net as soon as the hear­ing is over. “This is break­ing new ground. New Zealand at the fore­front of trans­par­ent Jus­tice! Lead­er­ship!” Mr Dot­com tweeted.

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