Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom has launched the new site, called Mega last Sunday and the site has already signup over half a million users within 14 hours of launch.
Dotcom launched his new site yesterday at his New Zealand mansion. It is reported that the new site military-strength encryption, as well as new 'cyberlocker' will operate legally and is not an affront to the film industry or the US government.
Dotcom says that nothing will stop his new website. Although the global music industry’s trade body aren’t please with the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and confirmed that they will be monitoring the site.
"We will be watching closely to determine whether the new Mega service infringes our members' rights, particularly given that, according to our information, it has gone live without licensing content from many - if any - rights holders," a spokesman for IFPI told Sky.
According to Dotcom, "this is not some kind of finger to the US government or to Hollywood." "Legally, there's just nothing there that could be used to shut us down.
"This site is just as legitimate as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors," he added, referring to similar file sharing services.
Mr Dotcom added that the new site is different from MegaUpload, Mega allows users to control access to their files. However some are arguing that it may be difficulty to claim that the site is running legally if DotCom don’t know what files are being uploaded to his server.
- Kim Dotcom to launch Mega this weekend
- Kim Dotcom planning to build $330 million internet cable between US and New Zealand
- New Zealand Prime Minster apologues to Kim Dotcom