Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been granted access by a New Zealand high court to all evidence seized during raids in 2012 by the police.
The court said that warrants used in the raid on Dotcom’s home were illegal, and ruled that police must provide copies of evidence considered relevant to the US investigation, which include materials forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The court also ruled that any evidence seized in the raid, including computers, hard drives, files, among others must be returned to Dotocom.
Justice Helen Winkelmann said in a statement the police must review digital data storage devices and return any to the plaintiffs that contain no related material.
He faces extradition charges after the US Department of Justice accused him of leading a company that copied and distributed copyrighted material worth over $500m (£322m).
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