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Saturday, October 27, 2012

David vs. Goliath: Kim Dotcom returns with new service a year after Goliath US tried to shut him down!

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom.(AFP Photo / Michael Bradley)
Kim Dotcom has announced plans to launch “Mega,” a new and improved raid-proof service that is expected to go live on the one-year anniversary of Megaupload’s shutdown by American authorities.
­The planned date for Mega’s launch is January 19, 2013, exactly one year after MegaUpload was shut down by the United States Department of Justice.
At the zenith of its popularity, Megaupload regularly attracted 50 million users a day and even enjoyed support from many major figures in the American music industry.
Dotcom, the company's founder, who currently resides in New Zealand and is fighting extradition to the US on copyright violation charges, said that Mega will be launched at a press conference with a mock doomsday launch button which the FBI alleged was in place to take MegaUpload down in the event of a raid.
“ANNOUNCEMENT: The new Mega will launch exactly 1 year after the raid with a #MansionPressConference & #DoomsdayLaunchButton,” his tweet reads.
Mega will be encrypted with a key that Mega itself will never have access to, giving users and third-party application developers control of access to files on the service.
Continue Reading: Dotcom’s ‘ultimate file hosting solution’ to be launched on Megaupload raid anniversary — RT

This image grabbed on January 20, 2012 shows the home page of, one of the largest file-sharing websites shut down by US authorities. (AFP Photo) 24.10, 01:34

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The attorney for Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has lashed out at the US and New Zealand authorities involved in his client’s case, calling their witch-hunt the work of Hollywood’s “copyright militia” and a nail in the coffin for online innovation.

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