New Zealand's Supreme Court to Hear Dotcom Extradition Appeal

US wants him for copyright piracy


New Zealand's supreme court has agreed to hear an appeal by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, who is being sought by the United States for alleged copyright piracy.

Dotcom's lawyers want to view all of the evidence US authorities will use against their client in an extradition hearing scheduled for August.

They argued that withholding the evidence put Dotcom at a disadvantage in fighting the extradition case.

The district and high courts in Auckland had approved the disclosure of evidence, but this was overturned on appeal by US authorities earlier this year.