Media darling Kim Dotcom appeared in the Court of Appeal in Wellington yesterday, The Crown is challenging a High Court decision relating to evidence in the case against the "internet millionaire".
So we can't help but wonder; on one hand, Mr Dotcom wants his "day in court" so that he can prove to the world that Megaupload and the other Mega companies (but not Mitre 10 Mega!) were all fair and above board. But on the other hand, Dotcom is fighting tooth and nail not to be extradited to the US to have that very day in court, which will either exonerate or convict him.
That seems like a very strange conundrum. Surely, in order to have his "day in court" from which he hopes to emerge triumphant, he actually has to go to the US, but he is resisting efforts to extradite him there with every fibre of his rather substantial being.
We have a theory (of course!); Kim Dotcom is the darling of the New Zealand media which, let's be honest, fawns over his every move and utterance. In the US, he would be a very small fish (metaphorically speaking) in a very large pond, and would not get the attention that he courts.
Quite why the New Zealand media has such an obsession about a man with a dodgy past, a man who has no regard whatsoever for the intellectual property of others, and a man who thinks jokes about rape and the Holocaust are funny is another matter again, but we'll wonder about that another day.