Go on, you got to laugh: Dotcom’s lawyer says TPP clears Kim of copyright charges

Fatty Boomsticks goes on another fruitless search for legal relevance.

He is just a complete waste of the court’s time and resources.

Lawyers for Kim Dotcom say the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) backs their view that internet service providers are protected from copyright infringement.

Mr Dotcom and three other men face extradition to the United States on copyright, money laundering and racketeering charges.

It relates to their website, Megaupload, and the hearing is into its eighth week. 

Mr Dotcom’s lawyer, Ron Mansfield, said the text of the TPP helped their understanding of copyright law and how this applied to the internet.

The text showed internet service providers were protected from copyright infringement by their users.

It confirmed this protection was not conditional on service providers monitoring users, he said.

Megaupload was not an ISP. He is really pushing that point hard, and will fail. Show me another ISP in the world that pays people to upload copyright material and share it with others?

In any case, that is but one aspect of his charges and one the Media Party focusses on instead of racketeering and money laundering charges, which are what he will be extradited for.

All this stuff is just a smoke screen, and he can argue that in the United States when he gets there.

Of course the man is a complete hypocrite as usual, opposing the TPPA all the way, and now trying to cling to provisions of the agreement to try to keep him out of Leavonworth.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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