Kim Dotcom New Site ‘Mega’ Goes Live: Exactly one year after internet millionaire Kim Dotcom’s famous file sharing website ‘Mega Upload’ was brought down by the US government, his new site ‘Mega’ has been launched. The new website was launched by the file-sharing entrepreneur amidst much anticipation and fervor.
The news was broken this morning by Kim Dotcom on Twitter – his tweet stated that Mega.co.nz is now live; exactly one year after the American government had destroyed Mega Upload. Mega will feature online services like internet hosting, domain-name services, instant messaging, mobile access, word processing and even email.
There is also a slight similarity between the new Mega and already existing service Dropbox. Mega is an immediate hit among its users, and Dotcom tweeted that the website traffic is flooding due to approximately a thousand users registering per minute.
Later the newly launched website Mega was in frenzy with the maximum load of users on the site, and approximately 250,000 registrations.
Dotcom’s previous venture Mega Upload was insanely successful among the masses as a file sharing platform. However the US government burned down the website completely on grounds of copyright infringement and facilitation of illegal downloads.
The American authorities are still after Kim Dotcom, trying to bring him back, but the internet tycoon is thriving in New Zealand. German born Dotcom is free on bail in New Zealand. He is wanted for making over tens of millions of dollars in the copyright infringement business; on the other hand the songwriters and filmmakers have lost over $ 500 million due to the piracy on Mega Upload.
Kim has solid argument against the charges pressed by the US authorities – he says that he always complied with the piracy rules by removing whatsoever material was tagged pirated. He also added that he cannot be held responsible for the infringement that was committed by others.
Dotcom also adds that his website and the entire Mega Upload empire was taken down in an instant without even a hearing.
Here’s hoping the new file sharing platform Mega will be as successful as its predecessor.