Intellectual Property

NZ Cops Justify MegaUpload Raid With "Doomsday" Claim

Device that could supposedly delete servers around the world was never found


Anti-terrorist police stormed Kim Dotcom's mansion to search for a "Doomsday" device the FBI feared would wipe out evidence of internet piracy around the world.

The High Court at Auckland heard yesterday, during a judicial review of the police raid, that they did not find one, then for an hour left a prime target with exactly the sort of device the FBI believed could be used to set off the deletion mechanism.