Whaleoil reader and commenter Jimmy has gone where others don’t dare and read the actual judgement for us.
Well, my light and fluffy reading over Christmas was to chew my way through the Judicial Judgement relating to Dotcom.
I admit to falling asleep a couple of times but I managed to get through it all.
Points which stand out:
1 In most judicial decisions you tend to get the Judge summing up the evidence offered by both sides then they discuss the finer points of the law relating to the matter and this leads to a logical judgement in the matter.
2 What is completely lacking is any offered evidence from Dotcom’s lawyers of any evidence which would point to them being innocent (i.e. innocent explanations for all the copyright material on MegaUpload etc.) but there isn’t any.
3 The only focus by the defence is trying to argue for stays based on obscure arguments relating to not being able to pay for foreign experts and grizzling that the time allotted to prepare for the extradition hearing wasn’t long enough.
These were legal fluff batted away easily by the Judge.
4 The extensive list of documented evidence listed in the Applicant’s case that pointed towards Dotcom’s and his mates being guilty of the charges they are being extradited for. Read more »