tech2 News StaffJul 30, 2017 12:23:57 IST
Kim Dotcom, a German-Finnish internet entrepreneur, known for following his own beat, tweeted that some of his seized funds had been released and that his wife and children can move to Queenstown, New Zealand away from the shadow of 'spies'. He also mentioned that he would receive ''4 containers full of seized property back.''
However, he did not specify the nature of the assets that would be returned to him. The internet entreprenuer would be moving from Auckland to the South Australia. Dotcom has been fighting a copyright case since 2005. Allegations posed on Megaupload include copyright infringement, wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, amongst others.
Moreover, he has also faced a civil forfeiture, where the assets seized were multiple cars, jet skies, the Dotcom mansion, several luxury cars, and watches amongst others.
Thanks to a Hong Kong Judge my family can move to Queenstown and my kids will be surrounded by beautiful mountains & lakes instead of spies.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 25, 2017
In fact recently, the New Zealand court had also agreed that Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) was illegally spying on Kim Dotcom. He had sought compensation for all the damages that were made due to infringement.
Breaking News: New Zealand Police confirm that illegal GCSB surveillance against us continued for 2 more months than previously known. — Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) July 27, 2017
As per earlier reports, the internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom had stepped down from his role as Director of Mega, according to Torrent Freak. Back then he had planned to launch a new music service in the next few months, the details of which are reportedly being kept under wraps.
Tech2 is now on WhatsApp. For all the buzz on the latest tech and science, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Tech2.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.