20 Oct 2014

Kim Dotcom's legal bid dismissed

11:50 am on 20 October 2014

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Kim Dotcom's legal bid to stop Hollywood movie and recording studios obtaining details of everything he owns.

Kim Dotcom speaks to media after his "Moment of Truth" event at Auckland's Town Hall.

Kim Dotcom speaks to media after his "Moment of Truth" event at Auckland's Town Hall. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

In its written decision released today, the Court upheld a High Court decision that Mr Dotcom must file an affidavit spelling out the nature, extent and value of all his assets.

Mr Dotcom's lawyer Tracey Walker said the High Court rules did not allow the Hollywood studios to go on a ''fishing expedition'' relating to Kim Dotcom's assets.

But the studio's lawyer said his clients only required the list of assets for their own purposes, to be sure of what Kim Dotcom owned, and they would not want to release those details to the media.

The Court of Appeal also ordered Mr Dotcom to pay the studio's legal costs.

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