The FBI has to copy 150 terabytes of founder Megaupload
New Zealand’s justice has ordered the FBI to proceed with a copy of the information seized Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom during his arrest. Overall the information is 150 terabytes and 10 million emails. Justice has not yet materialized Zealand if Dotcom lawyers can access the information, but the FBI must back anyway.
Megaupload The case is ongoing in New Zealand, a country where he was arrested in January its founder. If prosecutors are seeking the extradition of Kim Dotcom and four involved the United States, where he would face allegations of crimes against intellectual property. However, lawyers are still trying Megaupload founder of delay and avoid extradition. One of the arguments until Dotcom Kim’s lawyers has been that the FBI was denying his client the right of defense by restricting access to information from their computers had been stolen. In January, when there was the arrest of Dotcom, agents seized 130 computers and several hard drives owned by the founder of Megaupload. Dotcom Kim’s lawyers have been unable to access that information and presented several resources for it.
Access to information seized has gone through several legal processes, the latter of which has been the chief protagonist of the judges of the High Court of New Zealand, Helen Winkelmann. According to the New Zealand Herald, the judge has ordered the FBI to make a copy of all information seized within 21 days. Although justice has not determined whether New Zealand will allow lawyers access to information Dotcom, Helen Winkelmann decided that the FBI make a copy of all information as a preventive measure. It is a way of ensuring the integrity of the information and possibly to meet the requests of the attorneys for Megaupload.
The FBI has criticized the petition, arguing that it is a large amount of data. In total it is estimated that more than 150 terabytes of data and 10 emails to Kim Dotcom seized by the FBI. The prosecution lawyers have claimed that the petition of Helen Winkelmann is almost impossible, because the volume of data is such that there is scope to copy them. An FBI agent has said that they had tested and had only managed to copy 29 terabytes in 10 days. Despite the arguments of the agents, Helen Winkelmann has said that the FBI has the means to make copies, so did not change their order. As for the possibility of access to information by the founder of Megaupload lawyers, justice is expected to rule in New Zealand the next day, which will be a new view. For the FBI, the judgment is a way of delaying the process could be slowed by about two months. Thus, at least the extradition would be delayed 60 days more than expected by the FBI.