'We're going to win': Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is confident in first interview since bail release on piracy charges
By Rob Waugh
Last updated at 5:48 PM on 28th February 2012
Kim Dotcom, the millionaire founder of file-sharing website Megaupload said 'We’re confident we’re going to win,' in his first interview since his release on bail on piracy charges in New Zealand.
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to have Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, and three co-workers, extradited to face charges including conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.
Dotcom, who is forbidden from using the internet as a condition of his bail, told Torrentfreak, 'It went way too far, it was out of all proportion, We feel that the action taken against us was political.'
Dotcom's funds were also seized to prevent him fleeing the country. He was 'calm' and 'considered', according to Torrentfreak, and enjoying time with his family.
'You should have been here, it was amazing, it was like a war zone. Armed police everywhere….two helicopters,' said Dotcom,
'The New Zealand authorities certainly put on a show for the FBI.'