Lesson learned? Kim Dotcom, founder of the defunct file-sharing site Megaupload, is out and about to launch Mega – a new file sharing service – today. This arrival coincides with the one-year anniversary of his arrest and Megaupload's demise. However, the controversial internet entrepreneur insists that Mega will operate legally and will not become an affront to the film industry or the U.S. government. It will offer "easy privacy," an "online Mega manager," a "live global cloud file system," and "multi-centric data warehousing." The German native further stated free users are entitled to 50GB of storage and potentially give former Megaupload users access to their old files. In order to make sure no legal consequences will occur, the service is protected by a military-grade encryption system that will keep users' files safe from prying eyes and strip the site from liability of knowingly allowing users to distribute copyrighted films.
In an interview with The Guardian, he spoke about the probability of Mega facing the same legal issues like Megaupload:
"[W]hen people see what the site is capable of, when they understand the technology, they read the reviews, and people like it, they're going to try it, and hopefully over time feel comfortable using it for their personal data," he said. "The good thing here is that you can now be sure when you upload your files into the cloud that only you hold the keys – not the service provider, not anyone else outside the service provider, only you personally hold the keys. And what you do with that is your responsibility."
Any chance you will join this Mega today?