Raid of Dotcom mansion was videotaped, footage nowhere to be found
Megaupload.com’s servers aren’t the only ones being held in limbo by government authorities in the early stages of the prosecution of Kim Dotcom. Now it seems a single personal server storing extensive CCTV footage of the Dotcom mansion—including video documenting the police raid of the Megaupload CEO’s sprawling estate—is being held by authorities with no intention of handing it over.
While courts have declared Kim Dotcom a flight risk, leveled firearms charges at Dotcom’s head of security, and seized $50 million in Megaupload assets, some have wondered if it all seems a little much for someone embroiled in what is essentially nothing more than a copyright infringement case. And reporter John Campbell of New Zealand’s _3 News_ channel says despite the fact that “security camera footage was not on any seizure warrant and had no bearing whatsoever on any charges laid against Kim Dotcom,” the public in general and the Dotcom defense specifically are not being allowed access to the only record of what happened during the raid.