Megaupload Raid „illegal“

Das oberste Gericht in Neuseeland hat die Durchsuchung von Kimbles Haus und die Übergabe seiner Festplatte an die USA für illegal erklärt. Damit dürfte der komplette Prozess gegen Megaupload in sich zusammenfallen. Ich würde lügen, wenn ich sagen würde, dass ich Kimble das gönne, der Vollpfosten der er nunmal ist. Aber insgesamt ist die Inkompetenz der Exekutive mal wieder exemplarisch, so kann man das glaube ich formulieren.

Justice Winkelmann has ordered the FBI to start copying the cloned images in preparation of a potential return to Dotcom. The data on the cloned hard drives amounts to 150 terabytes, and came from 135 computers seized when police conducted an armed dawn raid on his rented home in Coatesville, north of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland.

Labelling the police conduct “an unreasonable search and seizure,” Justice Winkelmann found that the New Zealand law enforcers had exceeded their legal authority by continuing to hold material that they themselves had deemed irrelevant to the case.

New Zeland police wanted the FBI to sort the evidence in the United States but this is “an approach not available to them,” Justice Winkelmann ruled. She ordered the return from New Zealand police and the FBI of all seized assets not relevant to the case and that no further material to be shipped to America without the court’s consent.

Wired: Judge Rules Megaupload Raids ‘Illegal’, Torrentfreak: Megaupload Search Warrants Ruled Illegal by High Court