|arya||Date: Wednesday, 22-February-2012, 9:09 PM | Message # 1|
The founder of the file-sharing site Megaupload, wanted by the US for alleged widespread internet piracy, has been granted bail by a New Zealand court.
The judge in Auckland rejected claims that Kim Dotcom posed a flight risk pending an extradition hearing, and instead put him under effective house arrest.
The 38-year-old German is accused of copyright piracy, racketeering and moneylaundering. He had been in custody for over a month.