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 Post subject: Kim DotCom Launching New Mega Hosting Site
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:39 am 
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(Reuters) - Like a good Hollywood sequel, Megaupload is back.

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the shuttered file-sharing site that housed everything from family photos to blockbuster films, on Thursday announced a new online storage service called Mega that will give users direct control - and responsibility - over their files.

Mega will launch in January 2013, just before the internet entrepreneur is scheduled to face an extradition hearing to the United States where he and other Megaupload operators face charges of online piracy, fraud and money laundering.

In a snub to U.S. prosecutors, the site will not utilize U.S.-based hosting companies as partners in order to avoid being shut down by U.S. authorities.

The U.S. government alleges that Megaupload, once one of the world's most popular websites, was directly responsible for illegally uploaded content on the site and that it netted $175 million from unlawful activities.

"The new Mega will not be threatened by U.S. prosecutors," Dotcom told Reuters in an interview, adding that he was confident Mega would avoid violating U.S. law.

"The new Mega avoids any dealings with U.S. hosters, U.S. domains and U.S. backbone providers and has changed the way it operates to avoid another takedown," he said.

ENCRYPTION KEYS

Mega is the follow-up to Megaupload, which was shut down in January this year when New Zealand police helicopters swooped into the flamboyant Dotcom's mansion outside Auckland to seize computers and other evidence at the request of U.S. authorities.

Users of the new cloud-based service will be able to upload, store and share photos, text files, music and films, encrypt those files and grant access using unique decryption keys.

"You hold the keys to what you store in the cloud, not us," a statement on the Mega website said.

While the new site will operate faster and boast a bigger storage capacity, the encryption technology marks a major change from Megaupload as Mega operators will not have access to files and will therefore be immune to content liability.

Ensuring that files are not pirated will be the job of content owners, a major change from Megaupload, which the U.S. film industry says was directly responsible for taking down illegally uploaded content.

"Content owners can still remove infringing material and they will even get direct delete access if they agree not to make us responsible for actions of users," Dotcom said.

Dotcom's announcement comes just weeks after a U.S. federal judge ruled that Washington's criminal case against Megaupload will go forward for now.

Dotcom, a German national who holds New Zealand residency, faces an extradition hearing in March even though a New Zealand court ruled that the January raid and seizure were unlawful, while the nation's spy agency was found to have illegally spied on Dotcom.

Thursday's announcement was delayed for about one hour after the website was overloaded by users. According to Dotcom, much of the traffic was driven by U.S. authorities.

"FBI agents pressing reload...We see their IP addresses," he said on his Twitter feed.



I loved MegaUpload, but I don't think I'll be using this new service. I think there will be too much scrutiny from the US government regardless of what DotCom says.

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Seriously? sounds like the guy is planning to get another ass whopping. :shrug:

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i thought i read where they had a good case to reverse the actions about taking the old megaupload offline and could just restore it?


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Who knows, it's pretty obvious that they were breaking the law so I'm not sure why everyone's surprised they were arrested. :shrug:

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I liked Megaupload because it was fast even for a free user. For my legal downloading needs.

I do think it's silly to announce it so publicly.

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Well it's kind of a spit in the face, isn't it? <_< But I suppose if you're going to do something like this in the first place, than you're bound to continue the trend. Some people just like to think they can get away with everything.

I'm not denying that there was legal downloading on Megaupload, but everyone also knew that there was a plethora of illegal downloading on it as well. That stuff just doesn't go away.

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Right on Mr. Dotcom.

I think I've signed just about every petition to support the guy in existence. Piracy just makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

@Coy I don't think it's that everyone was surprised, it was more to with the fact that the US strong armed the New Zealand authorities into storming the house of one of their own citizens with a full swat team in tactical gear. I mean they deliberately tried to imply there could be terrorist links so they could come down so heavy handed.

They asked a maid holding a child at gunpoint if there were explosives in the house, started putting holes in walls searching for nothing. Overkill much?

I just really don't like the idea that America thinks it can force governments to heel and obey because they want to punish someone. I mean look at Julian Assange.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:47 pm 
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the US gov was certainly overreacting

while Kim Dotcom's no saint,he's no Osama Bin Laden

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Exactly Lex. It's pressure groups from the Music, film and games industries that finally brought the curtain down on Megaupload.

The greed is just unprecedented. And just a tangential point.

I just saw an ad on tv today for Assassin's Creed 3. 16 minutes extra gameplay for the PS3. Call me crazy but I remember when you bought a game you got sold the WHOLE game. Instead with shops like GameStop you'd need all three consoles and pre-orders for three copies of the game to have access to all the content. The mind boggles.


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it's probably so they could charge us for a Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition a year later

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Woah...I didn't realize it was that bad. :shock: They seriously did that? <_< Nice job Team USA

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The new site is up and running. mega.co.nz I'm gonna give it a try the next time I need to upload something.

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'Mega Conz'.

brilliant. :lol:

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The Pro packages are quite expensive... 500GB storage for €10 per month. Dunno yet what the free limits are.

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Let me know if it ever gets worth it...sooner or later the videos will come back and I can get my TV show fix going again. :shrug:

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