The media screamed with delight yesterday that the fat German had notched up another victory in his fight against extradition.
Almost all of them fell for Dotcom’s line, without even bothering to read the judgment. Repeaters around the world fell in line.
The truth is, yesterday’s ruling will have sent a chill down his spine.
It was an absolute disaster for Dotcom.
The cops point to the real story:
Police note that the judgment requires Mr Dotcom to provide police with the appropriate passwords to enable police to access the items seized (eg hard drives and laptops) in order to assess their content for relevance.
The judgment also provides for relevant material to be released to the FBI and for irrelevant material to be returned to Mr Dotcom and his associates,” police said.
The Fat German may be able to manipulate the media. But no matter what they repeat, Dotcom will be a very worried man today.
He has one foot on the plane to face the music in the US.
I’m almost inclined to organise a big farewell party at¬†the¬†airport to see him off. For someone who professes innocence he sure doesn’t seem to want to go to the US to clear his name.