File-sharing magnate Kim Dotcom was granted bail Wednesday morning
New Zealand time, after the judge hearing his application ruled that the
Megaupload founder has no access to funds to help him flee the country.
As part of the bail conditions, Dotcom
must reside at his leased Coatesville, Auckland mansion. He cannot
travel more than 80 kilometers, or 50 miles, from the Coatesville
residence on which no helicopters are allowed. Earlier bail applications by Dotcom failed as he was thought to have access to helicopters and chartered private jet planes with which he could flee New Zealand.
Dotcom, who changed his last name to fit his outsize personality and online persona, is also banned from using the Internet.