| New Zealand News | Thursday April 26 2012 10:06
Kim Dotcom's US lawyer is confident his client won't be extradited to the States.
Negotiations begin today over the fate of massive amounts of data that were effectively frozen after the shut down of Kim Dotcom's website Megaupload.
Megaupload US lawyer Ira Rothken says the first extradition hearing in New Zealand in August will focus on two core issues.
He says it will look at whether Kim Dotcom has committed an extraditable offence and whether that would violate New Zealand law.
"And according to our New Zealand counsel we don't think that would be the case so we're optimistic that Kim Dotcom will have a good result in New Zealand."
Ira Rothken says Megaupload has never been served with a criminal summons because New Zealand is not located within the jurisdiction of the United States.
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