Posted: Mar 7, 2013 6:53 AM by Janine Reyes
NEW ZEALAND -- A court in New Zealand ruled that Kim Dotcom, founder of the file sharing site megaupload, can sue New Zealand's spy agency for illegal surveillance.
The appeals court rejected an application from the attorney general to exclude the agency from the lawsuit.
New Zealand's high court ruled last year the agency could be held liable for illegally spying on Dotcom.
The entrepreneur is seeking damages from the government for its role in the January 2011 raid on his home.
Dotcom is currently fighting extradition to the U.S. to face charges of online piracy, fraud and money laundering in relation to megaupload.
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