US wins appeal in battle to extradite Kim Dotcom
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The United States on Friday won a court appeal in its battle to extradite Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom from New Zealand.
A New Zealand appeals court overturned an earlier ruling that would have allowed Dotcom broad access to evidence in the case against him at the time of his extradition hearing, which is scheduled for August.
The appeals court ruled that extensive disclosure would bog down the process and that a summary of the US case would suffice.
Dotcom founded the file-sharing site Megaupload that the US shuttered last year after accusing him of facilitating copyright fraud on a massive scale.