Internet piracy accused Kim Dotcom has released CCTV footage taken of the 2012 police raid of his New Zealand mansion.
The German-born millionaire on Friday continued his publicity campaign against the United States’ efforts to prosecute him with a YouTube clip of selected parts of the January raid.
Set to backing music by Dotcom himself and interspersed with footage previously released by police, it shows armed police, dogs and a helicopter being used to arrest the occupants of the mansion at Coatesville, north of Auckland.
It also shows footage of Dotcom’s pink Cadillac and other cars being towed away.
Dotcom continues the message by also showing media coverage of a judge’s subsequent decision that the raids were illegal because of inadequate paperwork, and his court testimony of being roughly treated by those arresting him.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key also makes an appearance, with media coverage of him apologising to Dotcom for the GCSB illegally spying on him.
It ends with a scene where Dotcom’s head is transposed onto the body of Al Pacino’s body in the “say hello to my little friend” scene from the movie Scarface.
The latest development in the Dotcom case has seen his extradition hearing put off again and may not now happen until next year.
The US is trying to extradite Dotcom, Finn Batato, Bram van der Kolk and Mathias Ortmann over allegations their Megaupload website netted more than $US175 million ($A185 million) in criminal proceeds.
The US says it cost Hollywood’s copyright owners more than $US500 million by offering pirated copies of movies and television shows.
Megaupload was shut down after the raid but Dotcom has since launched a similar site called Mega, which doesn’t use US-based servers.
Dotcom denies the charges and says he is a political target for Hollywood.