From PC World: The return of MegaUpload is near, according to the service's founder, Kim Dotcom. “Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done,” Dotcom recently said on Twitter. “Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It's coming.”
Dotcom's popular online file-sharing service was taken offline in January as part of a massive copyright infringement case brought against MegaUpload by the United States.
Dotcom has been hinting for several months via Twitter that a new version of his famous site was on its way. “MEGA will return. Bigger. Better. Faster. Free of charge & shielded from attacks,” Dotcom said in July. He followed several weeks later with a promise the new Mega would be “100 percent safe and unstoppable.”
Dotcom has styled himself as something of a revolutionary since losing his company and facing extradition from New Zealand to the United States to face charges of racketeering, copyright infringement, money laundering, and other charges. The MegaUpload founder has even released a music video calling on people to join him in taking on world governments and corporate interests that are trying to control the Internet.
It's an idealistic pitch, which falls a little flat when you consider that Megavideo, one of Dotcom's properties, was widely used to stream a wealth of pirated movies and TV shows for free. Oddly, these premium videos, despite their apparent popularity, did not appear on the front page of Megavideo.com where the site displayed its most popular videos, or through the site's search tool. Instead, these videos were only accessible through third-party sites that had links to the content.
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