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Lessig to NZ court: Dotcom charges would fail in the US

Captain DaFt

"The Department of Justice allegations “do not meet the requirements necessary to support a prima facie case that would be recognised by United States federal law”, he adds."

Ah, but this is "The Land Of The Free". They were hoping for a quick snatch and grab, with lots of press about the "Criminal matermind being brought to justice".

Then once he was safely in house, the wheels of Justice would turn slowly over the years, and in the end he'd be convicted for violating statute AH47-27a, paragraph b, line 12: "Noodling your navel online" (the only charge that stuck), with a $50 fine.

Too many years would've passed for anyone to remember or care, and it'd be ticked down as job well done.

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