By January 2013, it would be exactly one year since FBI undertook a large-scale raid against Megaupload, bringing down the popular file-sharing website and arresting its team members. Megaupload’s founder, Kim Dotcom, has announced plans of relaunching a similar venture on the first anniversary of the raid.
Ever since the authorities took down Megaupload, Dotcom has been regularly giving statements, citing his new plans. In fact, he seems very unperturbed over Megaupload’s take-down and has been talking about his intents of launching another file-sharing website, one which would be very secure.
To that end, he recently announced that the coding end of the work has nearly finished and that now, he was looking up investors and other skilled personnel to help him take his project forth. Given his sheer popularity and his accomplishment in the shape of once-popular Megaupload, it should be easy for him to gather sufficient funds and kickstart the project.
Regarding the date of the launch of new file-sharing website which he is calling ‘Mega’ for now, Dotcom said, “The new Mega will launch exactly 1 year after the raid.” He is apparently trying to ensure that the new Mega will be a lot more secure and will have a fool-proof protection against the legal attacks mounted by the likes of the content industry.
While that is certainly good news for the file-sharing folks, those who are hoping that they may be able to get their older Megaupload files back may be disappointed. The new service won’t borrow any content from the original Megaupload.
Courtesy: Torrent Freak