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Oh, the irony. They are ‘stealing’ data in a case against someone accused of stealing data (movies &music).
FBI agents who copied data from Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s computers and took it overseas were not acting illegally because information isn’t “physical material”, the Crown says. The agents were accused of underhanded behaviour by Dotcom’s lawyers in the High Court at Auckland yesterday, after revelations that the information was already in US hands.
Crown lawyer John Pike, for the attorney-general, said the material stored on the hard drives could be shipped overseas for the FBI to examine because it did not constitute “physical” material. The relevant legislation applied only to physical possessions rather than information, Mr Pike said. “[Information] may be the most valuable thing we have, but it is not scooped up by the act”.