La corte Neozelandese ha deciso che i mandati usati per irrompere nella casa di Kim Dotcom erano illegali.

Lawyers representing the U.S. government said the ruling had come as "no surprise" and that their legal team would be discussing options, including whether an appeal will be lodged, TVNZ reported.

US lawyers for Megaupload have also argued that US federal authorities cannot charge the company with criminal behavior because it is Hong Kong based, and also that no papers have ever been formally served.