Through Kim Dotcom and the MegaUpload case commentators and journalists will address the deeper question about how we access and consume information, entertainment and culture in a globalised age, how countries balance a need for security with the human right of privacy and how the US “copyfight” is impacting on national sovereignty.

The Dotcom case and the issues that surround it are at the centre of a global battle that will determine the future of the internet. New Zealand’s political and legal systems are at the front line.

David Fisher, New Zealand Journalist and Author