Kim Dotcom to face US court

Kim Dotcom, Wikimedia CommonsInternet presence Kim Dotcom will be extradited from New Zealand to the USA to face charges there, a court has ruled.

Dotcom, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, has vowed to fight the decision to extradite him to the USA.

If he loses, he faces a number of charges including money laundering, copyright breaches and racketeering.

These charges carry hefty penalties in the USA.

Big Content alleges that Dotcom has cost them as much as $500 million.

Three years ago, US enforcers shut down his megaupload.com web site and laid charges against Mr Dotcom, who changed his surname from Schmitz to reflect the zeitgeist.