Shame on NZ for permitting the forfeiture of assets before anyone has had any kind of hearing or adversary proceeding on the matter. These are just accusations by the DOJ and nothing has been proven yet. There is enough of a chance that MEGAUPLOAD will be acquitted that it is entirely shameful what the NZ authorities have permitted. These are takings without proper due process. What's next!??
The reason they are doing it now is because the U.S. is trying to save face after exerting so much pressure abroad (i.e., Spain) to compel other countries to adopt SOPA like laws. Now that the efforts in the U.S. are being challenged/delayed, etc., the U.S. is showing these other countries that they still have to do what Hollywood wants, and that Hollywood won't be deterred by people disagreeing with their approach. That's why!!.