wellington - A court in New Zealand on Wednesday refused a request from Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom to let US former President Barack Obama hear in the damage case surrounding his company Megaupload. According to the court, it is insufficiently clear that his interrogation would be relevant.
Dotcom demands about $ 10 billion from the New Zealand and US authorities because his company is destroyed. His freedom has also been restricted for seven years.
Dotcom has been convicted in the US for, among other things, violating copyright and money laundering. His company Megaupload, a service where users could store files in the cloud, was addressed in 2012 at the request of the United States.
According to Dotcom, who was arrested in New Zealand, the case against him is politically motivated. He has so far successfully challenged his extradition.