publication . Article . 2013

Global policing and the case of Kim Dotcom

Ian Warren; Darren Palmer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2013 Journal: International Journal for Crime (issn: 2202-7998, eissn: 2202-8005, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Queensland University of Technology
Abstract
<p class="AbstractTxt">In early 2012, 76 heavily armed police conducted a raid on a house in Auckland, New Zealand. The targets were Kim Dotcom, a German national with a NZ residency visa, and several colleagues affiliated with Megaupload, an online subscription-based peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing facility. The alleged offences involved facilitating unlawful file sharing and United States federal criminal copyright violations. Following the raid, several court cases provide valuable insights into emerging ‘global policing’ practices (Bowling and Sheptycki 2012) based on communications between sovereign enforcement agencies.  This article uses these cases to ex...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social Sciences, H, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960, Sociology and Political Science, Law, Sovereignty, RAID, law.invention, File sharing, Sociology, Enforcement, German, language.human_language, language, Information technology, business.industry, business, Public administration
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