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Kim Dot Com Launches New "Mega" Site
« on: January 20, 2013, 07:21:43 am »
Earlier on toady the now infamous Mr Dot Com launched a newer version of his famous "MegaUpload" File Hosting site closed down some time ago by the authorities.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21106584

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Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has set up a new cloud storage and file-sharing site.
Mega, a web-based service that lets people upload and store files of any kind, is a sequel to the Megaupload system that was shut down last January.

Police raids on the offices and home of Kim Dotcom led to the closure of Megaupload.
The Mega site went online at dawn on Sunday, with Mr Dotcom due to hold a gala at his New Zealand mansion later. Mr Dotcom has said the new site complies with the law and warned that attempts to take it down would be futile.

"This is not some kind of finger to the US government or to Hollywood," he told Reuters on Saturday.
"Legally, there's just nothing there that could be used to shut us down. This site is just as legitimate and has the right to exist as Dropbox, Boxnet and other competitors."

Lets see what happens next, although I suspect due to the fact that links cannot be shared amongst users there will be no problems with the law as was the case previously.

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Re: Kim Dot Com Launches New "Mega" Site
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 07:33:16 am »
Another interview to be found here

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/building-mega-ars-pre-launch-interview-with-kim-dotcom/

And of course if you wish to take a peek yourself.

https://mega.co.nz/

Dotcom’s Mega: Anti-Piracy Group Moves To Cut Off Site’s Finances
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 10:15:55 am »
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An anti-piracy group with the stated aim of shutting down file-hosting services by strangling their finances has wasted no time in going after Kim Dotcom’s new baby. Robert King of StopFileLockers says that his outfit has started a campaign to have the payment processor accounts of Mega resellers terminated. King, who is affiliated with the adult industry, says that from the start Mega was never intended to be a legitimate service and has “all the fundamental qualities” of an infringing file-locker.

Yesterday was the big day. After a year of turmoil for Kim Dotcom and this associates, Mega was born from the ashes of Megaupload, destroyed by the U.S. government in January 2012 at the behest of the MPAA.

The launch press conference in front of 200+ guests and a worldwide audience of millions was a loud and at times bizarre affair, but a couple of serious messages were underlined time and again. User privacy via encryption is paramount at Mega but that will not be at the expense of rightsholders.

To that end, Mega says it has had a team of lawyers working to ensure that Mega meets its legal obligations in every respect and the claim that it is the most closely scrutinized start up in Internet history seems like a reasonable one. But already the hawks are circling, one in particular.

Robert King is the lead figure behind StopFileLockers (SFL), an anti-piracy group dedicated to bringing file-hosting services to their knees by strangling their finances. Last year King claimed his group had a hand in disrupting the cash flow to hundreds of sites and actually shutting down dozens more. Now he has a very big scalp on his mind.

King, an Australian and adult industry player, says that StopFileLockers have just begun a “campaign to have the payment processing of all Mega resellers terminated.”

“Mega itself does not process payments because nobody would process payments for it. A couple of Mega resellers have PayPal and they are being terminated,” he says.

Speaking with TorrentFreak, King says Mega can’t meet the standards required by PayPal.

“It has been widely reported that Paypal requires certain conditions to be met to become an approved file sharing merchant, on the face of it many of these conditions cannot be met by Mega,” he said.

http://torrentfreak.com/dotcoms-mega-anti-piracy-group-moves-to-cut-off-finances-130121/

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Re: Kim Dot Com Launches New "Mega" Site
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 09:01:44 pm »
And we all know you can only pay for online services using paypal....NOT  :lol: :lol:

Its paypals loss if they allow political posturing and interference with their offered services, personally I hope they start blocking such payments and then folks will wake up to its abusive activities, most folks have had issues with paypal and it would be good for all if they lost some of their market share and their bad attitude towards customers.

PS: I also wish they would stop exploiting tax loopholes and pay proper tax bills too, no one likes scroungers.

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Re: Kim Dot Com Launches New "Mega" Site
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 03:16:58 am »
Paypal with their attitude to not paying taxes are hardly the ones to lecture others on morals.

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