posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 06:07 PM
So about 12 months after Megaupload was shut down its successor Mega.co.nz
(or just Mega) is finally here, this time its cloud
based and encrypted! Though you might have some trouble getting on it as so many people are rushing to access it right now that most people are just
For those who dont know Megaupload was an online file sharing website who stood out from most of its competitors by offering money to people who got
lots of download of any files they uploaded. Because this encouraged countless users to upload copyrighted films and software the FBI manged to get it
Mr. Dotcom said lawyers have examined the new site, and he is confident it is compliant with the law. The site promises increased privacy to users
through encryption of every file loaded onto the site, according to the Internet entrepreneur.
The new site was developed by Mr. Dotcom, 39 years old, and his fellow defendants—Megaupload chief marketing officer Finn Batato, 38; chief
technical officer, director and co-founder Mathias Ortmann, 40, both from Germany; and Dutch national Bram van der Kolk, 29—as they wait on bail for
a decision on whether they will be extradited to the U.S. All have denied the charges.
The word is that many people who had accounts with MegaUpload at the time it was shut down have been given accounts on the new site. So it looks like
Mr Dotcom is back in business even though prosecutors are trying to extradite him from New Zealand to the U.S. But how long will he be able to keep it
going this time? Will the cloud based encrypted system really be enough to keep him safe from prosecution?
You can almost hear the worlds movie executives shaking in their boots right now.
edit on 19-1-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)