Dotcom granted internet, pool, music studio access
Kim Dotcom has been granted three extensions to his bail conditions in a hearing in the North Shore District Court this afternoon.
Judge David Harvey granted the accused internet pirate the right to access the internet.
Mr Dotcom, who is living at the $4.2 million mini-mansion be bought neighbouring the Chrisco mansion he rents, was also granted the right to swim in the larger property's swimming pool between 8pm until 9.30pm - or another time agreed with his electronic bail assessor.
The German millionaire's bail conditions had previously barred him from the sprawling Chrisco property.
He was also granted his third wish - to continue to musical recording he had began at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios in central Auckland before his arrest - but only for four hours a day two days a week.
Co-accused Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk asked for the right to meet with Mr Dotcom to discuss the case.
The judge allowed them one six-hour visit per week.
The Crown unsuccessfully opposed Mr Dotcom's request to travel to Roundhead Studios, claiming it raised a flight risk.
It did not oppose the accused pirate's request for internet access.
Asked outside the court if he would copyright the music he is working on, Mr Dotcom said yes. He had big legal bills and needed every revenue stream he could get.