Commissioner of Police v Kim Dotcom And Ors
[Full judgment: CA2222014.pdf]
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND
BETWEEN COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
AND KIM DOTCOM
BRAM VAN DER KOLK
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
A The appeal is
B The decision of the High Court is set aside.
C An order is made extending the duration of the
registration of the restraining orders issued by the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
on 10 and 25 January 2012 and registered in New Zealand on
18 April 2012 for one year from 18 April 2014.
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