2016/08/29 6:27 PM
New Zealand — August 29, Kim Dotcom, the creator of Megaupload, has recently requested for a livestreaming of his extradition appeal. The native German currently faces 20 years in prison for copyright infringement, money laundering, and other charges.
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The founder of the Mega Upload file hosting services requested it to be broadcast live on Youtube. The US — the country attempting to extradite him — has opposed the proposal.
Dotcom’s lawyer, Ron Mansfield, was the first to make the request, asking on the first day of the appeal hearing, which is expected to last eight weeks and is located in Auckland.
Mansfield suggested that the live streamingbe delayed by 10 minutes to give the court time to prevent any sensitive information from being broadcasted. Additionally, Mansfield justified the request by claiming the…