Kim Dotcom’s publicist, note-taker and sometime reporter David ‘tainted’ Fisher is today showing that he is still fond of fatty German sausage.
He has taken the unusual step of promoting affidavit evidence ahead of Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial next week. It seems a newspaper is still getting the inside running from the lawyers and attempting to manipulate court processes by trying this in the media rather than a court room.
One of the world’s leading experts on copyright has reviewed the Kim Dotcom case and says there is no basis for extradition.
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has weighed into the Megaupload prosecution with a legal opinion which condemns the prosecution case against the filesharing website.
In an opinion released by Dotcom’s lawyers, Professor Lessig said the allegations and evidence made public by the US Department of Justice “do not meet the requirements necessary to support a prima facie case that would be recognised by United States federal law”
Professor Lessig is internationally regarded as an expert in copyright and fair use. He co-founded the nonprofit Creative Commons and has written widely in articles and books on copyright, law and the internet age. The US-based Electronic Freedom Foundation said he had “played a pivotal role in shaping the debate about copyright in the digital age”. Read more »