Kim Dotcom is still going to the United States, says the High Court, but in an exclusive interview the internet entrepreneur is claiming the latest ruling is a victory.
This latest legal milestone is this afternoon's ruling from Justice Murray Gilbert who had been asked to overturn a decision that Dotcom was eligible for extradition to face criminal charges in the United States.
After five months of deliberation, Gilbert found that Dotcom remained eligible for extradition to the US - but not on copyright charges.
In an interview on Belgian Television, he claimed that in Morocco a car was blocking him and he "had to bump him off the road. He claims he subsequently found out it was the Chief of Police in a civilian car.
The Government is looking to pass laws this year which would allow police to carry out covert video surveillance.
Last week's dramatic early morning raid on Dotcom's massive million castle-style house, named "Dotcom Mansion", north of Auckland, involved more than 70 police, including the armed offenders squad.
"The major part of this litigation has been won by this judgment - that copyright is not extraditable. This is the last five years of my life and it's an embarrassment for New Zealand." He said it was effectively a statement from the court that neither he, his co-accused or Megaupload had broken any New Zealand laws.
"They destroyed my family, destroyed my business, spied on me and raided my home and they did all of this on a civil copyright case. "Now they're trying through the back door to say this was a fraud case.