US Has Ignored New Zealand Court Order To Return Data It Seized From Megaupload

There are a bunch of moving pieces in the various Megaupload legal proceedings, but if you recall, in the ruling in late June from New Zealand’s High Court, it was made clear that the New Zealand government and the US FBI broke the law in sending data from Megaupload’s hard drives overseas, and ordered them returned. Megaupload’s lawyer, Ira Rothken is out reminding the world that the US has failed to comply with the order to return the data that was illegally taken, and has shown no signs of planning to comply. Apparently, the Justice Department, who is supposed to be enforcing the rule of law, doesn’t believe such rule of law applies to its own activities.

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