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Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, walks past media after he was granted bail and released on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Auckland, New Zealand. Megaupload was granted bail and released on Wednesday after a New Zealand judge determined that authorities have seized any funds he might have used to flee the country. - AP Photo
AUCKLAND: Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom was freed on bail in a surprise move Wednesday, after a New Zealand judge dismissed fears the internet tycoon would flee the country to escape US online piracy charges.
The 38-year-old German national said he was relieved to be released following a month in custody afterNew Zealand police, cooperating with a major US probe, raided his sprawling “Dotcom Mansion” in Auckland.