A court in New Zealand released Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file sharing website MegaUpload, on bail, after his request was previously denied three times.
He was arrested for racketeering, conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and criminal copyright infringement, and the United States of America filed a request for his extradition.
Some of the conditions of his release is the interdiction of using the Internet and traveling at a distance bigger than 80 km’s from his house in Coatesville, Auckland. ” He was every reason in the world to stay with his family and to fight to get his things back” the judge said.
Dotcom, along with four of his associates, were arrested on January 20 and it seems that they caused more than 500 million dollars in losses to some U.S. companies.
Based on Hong Kong, the MegaUpload website, a website that had 50 million visitors each day, was shutdown on January 19, 2012, by the United States of America.